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Extinction, Persistence, and Evolution

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Part of the Mathematics and Biosciences in Interaction book series (MBI)

Abstract

Extinction can occur for many reasons. We have a closer look at the most basic form, extinction of populations with stable but insufficient reproduction. Then we move on to competing populations and evolutionary suicide.

Keywords

Branching process extinction survival population dynamics evolution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematical SciencesChalmers University of Technology and the University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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