CEES Extra seminar I: Does evolution optimise?

By Mats Gyllenberg from the University of Helsinki


It is a widespread misconception that evolution by natural selection necessarily maximises some quantity like the lifetime reproductive success. In this talk I will discuss the problem of when evolution optimises within the framework of adaptive dynamics using the metaphor of the rock-scissors-paper game.

Mats Gyllenberg (Homepage)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Centre of Excellence in Analysis and Dynamics, University of Helsinki, Finland

Published Mar. 14, 2017 10:56 AM - Last modified Mar. 8, 2021 10:44 AM