Parvinen, K. (2007)
Evolutionary suicide in a discrete time metapopulation model
Evolutionary Ecology Research 9, 619-633
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Abstract

Question: Can the Allee effect promote evolutionary suicide by dispersal evolution in a discrete-time metapopulation model?
Mathematical Methods: Adaptive dynamics.
Features of Model: Metapopulation consisting of infnitely many patches. Local dynamics, dispersal and catastrophe events defined in discrete time.
Results: Fitness-based calculations show that evolutionary suicide can happen in the model. Evolutionary simulations support the result. After evolutionary branching, dimorphic evolutionary suicide does not happen.

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