Coevolution in spatial habitats

Claudia Neuhauser

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Empirical and theoretical studies have implicated habitat coarseness and co-evolution as factors in driving the degree of specialization of mutualists and pathogens. We review recent advances in the development of a framework for host-symbiont interactions that considers both local and stochastic interactions in a spatially explicit habitat. These kinds of interactions result in models with large numbers of parameters due to the large number of potential interactions, making complete analysis difficult. Rigorous analysis of special cases is possible. We also point to the importance of combining experimental and theoretical studies to identify relevant parameter combinations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2010, ICM 2010
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventInternational Congress of Mathematicians 2010, ICM 2010 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: Aug 19 2010Aug 27 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2010, ICM 2010


OtherInternational Congress of Mathematicians 2010, ICM 2010


  • Coevolution
  • Host-symbiont model
  • Interacting particle systems
  • Voter model


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