Project

The interplay of conditional movement and size specific ecology for eco-evolutionary dynamics of spatial populations

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Ecology
    • Environmental science and management
    • Other environmental sciences
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
dispersal population ecology demography
 
Project description

The project aims to study how conditional movement and local demographics determine the eco-evolutionary dynamics of spatially structured populations. It will integrate advanced conditional movement ecology and state-of-the-art size structured population theory with spatial population ecology and life history trait evolution. The research program will combine individual level measurements, multi-generational population and selection experiments, common garden assays and mathematical modelling.