ESR12 – Models of evolution in network-structured populations

ESR12: Models of evolution in network-structured populations

Recruiting beneficiary: University of Liverpool, United Kingdom


Internal supervisors: Dr. Kieran Sharkey, Dr. Kate Baker


Brief project description: We will develop eco-evolutionary dynamics models in network-structured populations. These models will be underpinned by real ecological processes by building on competition dynamics models in ecology and epidemiology.  The development of this framework is expected to provide insights into evolution in structured populations. It also permits us to represent scenarios in which evolutionary and ecological timescales overlap, particularly in pathogen evolution. We will use the models to explain pathogen evolution data in structured populations obtained under laboratory conditions, using antimicrobial resistance as a model.