Models of Density- and Frequency- Dependent Selection for the Exploitation of Resources. II. Coevolution of Species in Competition

  • C. Matessi
  • S. D. Jayakar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 39)


Whereas naturalists have surmised for a long time the intuitive results of competition between species, theoretical models for dealing with this problem are relatively recent. Classical population dynamics dealt with constant competition parameters. The introduction of models which allowed for genetic adaptation within a species according to the pressures exerted on it by the presence of competing species had to wait for a union between population dynamics and population genetics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Matessi
    • 1
  • S. D. Jayakar
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio di Genetica Biochimica ed EvoluzionisticaCNRPaviaItaly

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