Long-term Sabbatical

A community approach to evolutionary theory

PI(s): Sarah Otto (University of British Columbia)
Start Date: 1-Sep-2006
End Date: 31-May-2007
Keywords: community ecology, mathematical modeling, species interactions, natural selection, evolutionary theory

During my sabbatical at NESCent, I wish to develop a more comprehensive framework for understanding how and when the community context of a species alters its mode of evolution. To accomplish this goal, I will survey previous literature, generate a conceptual framework, and develop new mathematical models to predict which traits should be most strongly influenced over evolutionary time by species’ interactions.

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