Evol Ecol Res 9: 619-633 (2007) Full PDF if your library subscribes.
Evolutionary suicide in a discrete-time metapopulation model
Department of Mathematics, University of Turku, FIN-20014 Turku, Finland
Question: Can the Allee effect promote evolutionary suicide by dispersal evolution in a discrete-time metapopulation model?
Mathematical methods: Adaptive dynamics.
Features of model: Metapopulation consisting of infinitely many patches. Local dynamics, dispersal, and catastrophe events defined in discrete time.
Results: Fitness-based calculations show that evolutionary suicide can happen in the model. Evolutionary simulations support the result. After evolutionary branching, dimorphic evolutionary suicide does not occur.
Keywords: adaptive dynamics, Allee effect, dispersal, evolutionary suicide, migration, structured metapopulation.
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