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Other modelling interests

Models of life history evolution in size-structured populations.
I have been working on models of life history evolution that are sufficiently general but capture the main trade-offs and can be used as a baseline against which more detailed, species-specific models can be compared. My recent interest has been on joint evolution of several key life history traits that determine growth and reproduction. I am also interested in the eco-evo feedback loop and construction of models that put emphasis on ecological details and use mechanistic descriptions of individual life histories, leading to emergent population dynamics that create the environment and eventually drive the selection.

Relevant papers: de Roos et al (2006), Enberg et al (2012), Boukal et al (2014), conference proceedings: Boukal et al (2008, 2010).

Models of population dynamics.
My previous emphasis has been on consequences of sexual dimorphism and Allee effects. I am currently involved mainly in modelling the dynamics of structured populations and the interplay between individual life histories and population and community dynamics.

Relevant papers: Boukal and Berec (2002, 2009), Boukal et al (2007, 2008), Berec et al (2001), Berec and Boukal (2002, 2004), Deredec et al (2008), Pavlova et al (2010).


Contact information:

Department of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia &
Biology Centre AS CR, Institute of Entomology, Laboratory of Aquatic Insects and Relict Ecosystems
Branisovska 31, CZ-37005 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
tel: +420 387 772 327, fax: +420 387 775 367
email: boukal_AT_entu.cas.cz

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