Course Academic Credits: 5 ECTS
Content: This course will focus on population-genetic models describing the evolution of spatially structured populations in heterogeneous environments. This leads to migration-selection models, which can be formulated either in terms of systems of difference or differential equations if individuals migrate between different patches of the environment, or in terms of parabolic partial differential equations if individuals migrate in a continuous environment in which the average dispersal distance is small compared to selectively relevant changes in the environment. Topics such as adaptation to new environments, divergence among subpopulations (often the first step to speciation), and the theory of clines will be treated.
Time and Place: Tue 11:00 – 12:30, Wed 11:15 – 12:00, Besprechungsraum 9th floor, Faculty of Mathematics. Starts Oct 2
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