The dynamical theory of coevolution: a derivation from stochastic ecological processes.

@article{Dieckmann1996TheDT,
  title={The dynamical theory of coevolution: a derivation from stochastic ecological processes.},
  author={Ulf Dieckmann and Richard W.M. Law},
  journal={Journal of mathematical biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 5-6},
  pages={
          579-612
        }
}
In this paper we develop a dynamical theory of coevolution in ecological communities. The derivation explicitly accounts for the stochastic components of evolutionary change and is based on ecological processes at the level of the individual. We show that the coevolutionary dynamic can be envisaged as a directed random walk in the community's trait space. A quantitative description of this stochastic process in terms of a master equation is derived. By determining the first jump moment of this… CONTINUE READING
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