Structure and stability of evolving food webs

Department of Theoretical Ecology, University of Lund, Sweden

Jacob Johansson

Jacob Johansson

The relationship between the diversity and stability of ecological systems has long been an issue for research and debate. Recently, models have been developed that not only include ecological interactions but also take long-term evolution into account. I am refining the evolutionary mechanisms underlying one such model using the theoretical framework of adaptive dynamics. This allows the ecological dynamics to act as driving forces of the evolutionary process, which is expected to yield new insights into how evolution changes the structure, composition, and stability of ecological systems.

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