Self-organization in evolution: a mathematical perspective
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Self-organization in evolution: a mathematical perspective. In: Symposium on Self Organization - The Quest for the Origin and Evolution of Structure, KAROLINSKA INST, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, AUG 25-27, 2002. Published in: PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 361 (1807). pp. 1101-1123.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2003.1187
The neo-Darwinian view of evolution centres upon the role of the gene. Here there seems to be little scope for self-organization. This conclusion is reinforced by traditional models of polymorphisin in terms of allele frequencies in a mean-field gene-pool. However, models based on phenotypes, and including nonlinear and collective effects, suggest that evolution can indeed he viewed as a process whereby the ecosystem self-organizes. Here we focus on the phenomemon of speciation, and discuss a series of phenotypic models which together illuminate sortie of the issues surrounding the role of self-organization, including new approaches to fitness landscapes and species selection. All of these models represent speciation as a symmetry-breaking bifurcation, but in different mathematical contexts including deterministic dynamical systems, stochastic dynamical systems, and iterated function schemes. The main conclusions are surprisingly robust, despite the diversity of the models.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES|
|Publisher:||ROYAL SOC LONDON|
|Official Date:||13 June 2003|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 1101-1123|
|Title of Event:||Symposium on Self Organization - The Quest for the Origin and Evolution of Structure|
|Location of Event:||KAROLINSKA INST, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN|
|Date(s) of Event:||AUG 25-27, 2002|
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