Applying evolutionary game theory in modeling life history evolution and bacterial population dynamics

One major innovation in this thesis project is to build a system that takes into account both aspects and connects the two theoretical frameworks. This is realised by defining age/life-stage dependent strategies. Besides an analytical and numerical study of abstract mathematical models, this thesis also includes collaborative projects with experiments in real biological systems. In one modelling project, we show how complex population dynamics can emerge from a simple system of two bacteria species, under frequency dependent selection.

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