Evolution is driven by individual birth and death. These microscopic processes drive the changes in the macroscopic population quantities. However, microscopic processes are not determined by traits of the single individual but rather are determined by interactions between individuals. Hence, studying interactions is crucial to understand the evolution of population properties. Theoretical models increasingly take into account the importance of ecological factors on evolution. In parallel, many experimental results have shown that ecological dynamics affects evolutionary dynamics. Collectively, these findings have shed new light on the ecology and evolution of various populations, including microbiomes, cancer cells, and multicellular organisms. In this workshop, we assemble scientists studying evolving ecological systems from mathematics and physics perspective to discuss the directions that evolution can take and how to model such systems.
The format of the workshop: our workshop is composed of two parts. During the first two days, all speakers give presentations. On the last day, the workshop is concluded with a discussion.
The workshop is organized by Hye-Jin Park and Yuriy Pichugin.
Confirmed invited speakers are:
Silvia De Monte,