NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL, United States
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Session Description: Modern ecology is beginning to incorporate evolution into the field as researchers recognize how quickly evolution can occur and the resulting impact evolution has on ecology. Evolution has been shown to act on ecological and population timescales and is known to influence ecological patterns and processes like ecological coexistence. As such, a mathematical framework that incorporates ecology, evolution, and the feedback between the two is critical to analyzing and understanding ecological phenomena. Evolutionary game theory is such a framework that seamlessly combines ecology and evolution. In this short course, participants will learn how to setup and analyze their own evolutionary games. They will start with analyzing matrix games and simulating replicator dynamics, followed by continuous two-player games, and lastly continuous games with population dynamics (adaptive dynamics and g-functions). Participants will construct and analyze their own evolutionary game based on a system of their choice. Knowledge of R is necessary; code will be provided.