How to recast effects of habitat shrinking and global warming on evolutionary dynamics into continuous mutation/selection models? Bearing this question in mind, we consider differential equations for structured populations, which include mutations, proliferation and competition for resources. Since mutations are assumed to be small, a parameter ε is introduced to model the average size of phenotypic changes. A well-posedness result is proposed and the asymptotic behavior of the density of individuals is studied in the limit ε→0. In particular, we prove the weak convergence of the density to a sum of Dirac masses and characterize the related concentration points. Moreover, we provide numerical simulations illustrating the theorems and showing an interesting sample of solutions depending on parameters and initial data. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Asymptotic dynamics in populations structured by sensitivity to globalwarming and habitat shrinking / Lorenzi, T.; Lorz, A.; Restori, G.. - In: ACTA APPLICANDAE MATHEMATICAE. - ISSN 0167-8019. - 131:1(2014), pp. 49-67.
|Titolo:||Asymptotic dynamics in populations structured by sensitivity to globalwarming and habitat shrinking|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10440-013-9849-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|