Coevolutionary dynamics:From finite to infinite populations


Traditionally, frequency dependent evolutionary dynamics is described by deterministic replicator dynamics assuming implicitly infinite population sizes. Only recently have stochastic processes been introduced to study evolutionary dynamics in finite populations. However, the relationship between deterministic and stochastic approaches remained unclear. Here we solve this problem by explicitly considering large populations. In particular, we identify different microscopic stochastic processes that lead to the standard or the adjusted replicator dynamics. Moreover, differences on the individual level can lead to qualitatively different dynamics in asymmetric conflicts and, depending on the population size, can even invert the direction of the evolutionary process.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Mathematics
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Additional Information: ©2005 American Physical Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physics and Astronomy(all)
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https://journal ... vLett.95.238701 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2005-12-02
Authors: Traulsen, Arne
Claussen, Jens Christian ( 0000-0002-9870-4924)
Hauert, Christoph



Version: Accepted Version

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