Université de Fribourg

Stabilizing factors interact in promoting host–parasite coexistence

Flatt, Thomas ; Scheuring, István

In: Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2004, vol. 228(2), p. 241

Understanding the mechanisms that promote coexistence among species is a fundamental problem in evolutionary ecology. Such mechanisms include environmental noise, spatial population structure, density dependence, and genetic variation. In natural populations such factors may exert combined effects on coexistence. Thus, to disentangle the contribution of several factors to coexistence, their...