M Doebeli

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Speciation along environmental gradients
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Nature 421:259-64. 2003
  2. doi Symmetric competition as a general model for single-species adaptive dynamics
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
    J Math Biol 67:169-84. 2013
  3. pmc Division of labour and the evolution of multicellularity
    Iaroslav Ispolatov
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1768-76. 2012
  4. pmc Experimental demonstration of ecological character displacement
    Jabus G Tyerman
    Dept Zoology and Centre for Biodiversity, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 Canada
    BMC Evol Biol 8:34. 2008
  5. doi A model for the evolutionary diversification of religions
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Theor Biol 267:676-84. 2010
  6. doi Continuously stable strategies as evolutionary branching points
    Michael Doebeli
    Departments of Zoology and Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Theor Biol 266:529-35. 2010
  7. pmc Multimodal pattern formation in phenotype distributions of sexual populations
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 274:347-57. 2007
  8. ncbi Limits of Hamilton's rule
    M Doebeli
    Departments of Zoology and Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Evol Biol 19:1386-8; discussion 1426-36. 2006
  9. ncbi Adaptive speciation when assortative mating is based on female preference for male marker traits
    M Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Evol Biol 18:1587-600. 2005
  10. ncbi Adaptive dynamics as a mathematical tool for studying the ecology of speciation processes
    M Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Evol Biol 18:1194-200. 2005

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Publications43

  1. ncbi Speciation along environmental gradients
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Nature 421:259-64. 2003
    ..Our results highlight the importance of local processes of adaptive divergence for geographical patterns of speciation, and caution against pitfalls of inferring past speciation processes from present biogeographical patterns...
  2. doi Symmetric competition as a general model for single-species adaptive dynamics
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
    J Math Biol 67:169-84. 2013
    ..We show how this result can be applied to number of basic issues in evolutionary theory. ..
  3. pmc Division of labour and the evolution of multicellularity
    Iaroslav Ispolatov
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1768-76. 2012
    ..Stickiness can increase evolutionarily owing to the fitness advantage generated by the division of labour between cells in an aggregate...
  4. pmc Experimental demonstration of ecological character displacement
    Jabus G Tyerman
    Dept Zoology and Centre for Biodiversity, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 Canada
    BMC Evol Biol 8:34. 2008
    ..However, direct experimental demonstrations of character displacement due to competition are rare...
  5. doi A model for the evolutionary diversification of religions
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Theor Biol 267:676-84. 2010
    ..The different clusters correspond to different cultural traditions, and hence our model describes the emergence of distinct descendant cultures from a single ancestral culture in the absence of any geographical isolation...
  6. doi Continuously stable strategies as evolutionary branching points
    Michael Doebeli
    Departments of Zoology and Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Theor Biol 266:529-35. 2010
    ..Thus, when invasion fitness functions vanish to higher than first order at equilibrium points of the adaptive dynamics, evolutionary diversification can occur even after convergence to an evolutionarily stable strategy...
  7. pmc Multimodal pattern formation in phenotype distributions of sexual populations
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 274:347-57. 2007
    ..This underscores that frequency-dependent selection is a strong agent of pattern formation in phenotype distributions, potentially resulting in adaptive speciation...
  8. ncbi Limits of Hamilton's rule
    M Doebeli
    Departments of Zoology and Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Evol Biol 19:1386-8; discussion 1426-36. 2006
  9. ncbi Adaptive speciation when assortative mating is based on female preference for male marker traits
    M Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Evol Biol 18:1587-600. 2005
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  10. ncbi Adaptive dynamics as a mathematical tool for studying the ecology of speciation processes
    M Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Evol Biol 18:1194-200. 2005
  11. ncbi What we have also learned: adaptive speciation is theoretically plausible
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Evolution 59:691-5; discussion 696-9. 2005
    ..Due to conceptual advances based on the theory of adaptive dynamics, adaptive speciation has emerged as a theoretically plausible evolutionary process that can occur in many different ecological settings...
  12. doi Complexity and diversity
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Science 328:494-7. 2010
    ..Because all living organisms have at least hundreds of phenotypes, this casts the potential importance of frequency dependence for the origin and maintenance of diversity in a new light...
  13. ncbi The evolutionary origin of cooperators and defectors
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Zoology and Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Science 306:859-62. 2004
    ..Thus, when individuals benefit from their own actions, large asymmetries in cooperative investments can evolve...
  14. ncbi Metapopulation dynamics with quasi-local competition
    Michael Doebeli
    Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Theor Popul Biol 64:397-416. 2003
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  15. ncbi Experimental evidence for sympatric ecological diversification due to frequency-dependent competition in Escherichia coli
    Maren L Friesen
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Evolution 58:245-60. 2004
    ..Our results have implications for understanding the evolution of cross-feeding polymorphism in microorganisms, as well as adaptive speciation due to frequency-dependent selection on phenotypic plasticity...
  16. ncbi How altruism evolves: assortment and synergy
    J A Fletcher
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 2370 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Evol Biol 19:1389-93; discussion 1426-36. 2006
  17. pmc Adaptive diversification in genes that regulate resource use in Escherichia coli
    Christine C Spencer
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS Genet 3:e15. 2007
    ..Our results provide a rare example of a mechanistic integration of diversifying processes at the genetic, physiological, and ecological levels...
  18. doi Environmental viscosity does not affect the evolution of cooperation during experimental evolution of colicigenic bacteria
    Mickael Le Gac
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Evolution 64:522-33. 2010
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  19. doi Fluctuating population dynamics promotes the evolution of phenotypic plasticity
    Richard Svanback
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Am Nat 174:176-89. 2009
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  20. ncbi Spatial structure often inhibits the evolution of cooperation in the snowdrift game
    Christoph Hauert
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Nature 428:643-6. 2004
    ..In particular, spatial structure eliminates cooperation if the cost-to-benefit ratio of cooperation is high. Our results caution against the common belief that spatial structure is necessarily beneficial for cooperative behaviour...
  21. pmc Metabolic changes associated with adaptive diversification in Escherichia coli
    Mickael Le Gac
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Genetics 178:1049-60. 2008
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  22. doi On luck and sex
    Alistair Blachford
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
    Evolution 63:40-7. 2009
    ..We also suggest that the amount of selfing relative to outcrossing observed in natural populations may be influenced by the amount of individual-level ecological noise in a given habitat...
  23. pmc A simple and general explanation for the evolution of altruism
    Jeffrey A Fletcher
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, No 2370 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Proc Biol Sci 276:13-9. 2009
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  24. pmc Unparallel diversification in bacterial microcosms
    Jabus Tyerman
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1393-8. 2005
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  25. doi Epistasis and frequency dependence influence the fitness of an adaptive mutation in a diversifying lineage
    Mickael Le Gac
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T1Z4, Canada
    Mol Ecol 19:2430-8. 2010
    ..This study thus demonstrates that the opportunity for an adaptive mutation to spread in an evolutionary lineage can only be understood in the light of its genomic and competitive environments...
  26. pmc Adaptation increases the likelihood of diversification in an experimental bacterial lineage
    Christine C Spencer
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:1585-9. 2008
    ..These results suggest evolutionary branching caused by frequency-dependent competition as the main mechanism of diversification in our experimental populations...
  27. pmc Spatial structure leads to ecological breakdown and loss of diversity
    Gerda Saxer
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2065-70. 2009
    ..Although spatial structure is frequently observed to be a major promoter of diversity, our results indicate that it can also have negative impacts on diversity...
  28. ncbi Effects of neighbourhood size and connectivity on the spatial Continuous Prisoner's Dilemma
    Margarita Ifti
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1
    J Theor Biol 231:97-106. 2004
    ..Here, we observe that the series of the interaction and learning neighbourhoods converge, and a final cooperative state with considerable levels of average investment is achieved...
  29. pmc Synergy and discounting of cooperation in social dilemmas
    Christoph Hauert
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Theor Biol 239:195-202. 2006
    ..Generically, for groups of three or more interacting individuals further, more complex, dynamics can occur. Our framework provides the first unifying approach to model cooperation in different kinds of social dilemmas...
  30. doi Speciation due to hybrid necrosis in plant-pathogen models
    Iaroslav Ispolatov
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B C, Canada
    Evolution 63:3076-84. 2009
    ..Our model shows how phenotypic variation generated by frequency-dependent host-pathogen interactions can lead to such postzygotic incompatibilities between extremal types, and hence to speciation...
  31. ncbi Sexual dimorphism and adaptive speciation: two sides of the same ecological coin
    Daniel I Bolnick
    Section of Evolution and Ecology, Center for Population Biology, Storer Hall, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Evolution 57:2433-49. 2003
    ..Thus, it is important to recognize that disruptive selection due to frequency-dependent interactions can lead to more than one form of adaptive splitting...
  32. doi Self-destructive cooperation mediated by phenotypic noise
    Martin Ackermann
    Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nature 454:987-90. 2008
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  33. ncbi Evolution of niche width and adaptive diversification
    Martin Ackermann
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, California 92093, USA
    Evolution 58:2599-612. 2004
    ..These results refine the conditions for adaptive diversification due to competition and formulate them in a way that might be more amenable for experimental investigations...
  34. ncbi Scale-free extinction dynamics in spatially structured host-parasitoid systems
    Timothy Killingback
    Department of Mathematics, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187 8795, USA
    J Theor Biol 241:745-50. 2006
    ..If this condition is satisfied then the eventual outcome depends subtly on the strength of local superiority of one species versus the dispersal rate of the other...
  35. ncbi What's wrong with inclusive fitness?
    Jeffrey A Fletcher
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:597-8; author reply 599-600. 2006
  36. pmc Evolutionary games and population dynamics: maintenance of cooperation in public goods games
    Christoph Hauert
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, One Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2565-70. 2006
    ..However, this mechanism fails for pairwise Prisoner's Dilemma interactions and the population is driven to extinction. Our model represents natural extension of replicator dynamics to populations of varying densities...
  37. pmc Evolutionary games and population dynamics: maintenance of cooperation in public goods games
    Christoph Hauert
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, One Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:3131-2. 2006
  38. ncbi Quasi-local competition in stage-structured metapopulations: a new mechanism of pattern formation
    Margarete Utz
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki, P O Box 68, FIN 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Bull Math Biol 69:1649-72. 2007
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  39. pmc Ecological public goods games: cooperation and bifurcation
    Christoph Hauert
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, One Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Theor Popul Biol 73:257-63. 2008
    ..These results show that including population dynamics in evolutionary games can have important consequences for the evolutionary dynamics of cooperation...
  40. doi Evolution of phenotypic clusters through competition and local adaptation along an environmental gradient
    Olof Leimar
    Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, SE 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Evolution 62:807-22. 2008
    ..Also, we found that Allee effects promote clustering, whereas gene flow can have a counteracting influence. In line with earlier findings, we could demonstrate that phenotypic clustering was favored by gradients of intermediate slope...
  41. pmc On the evolutionary origin of aging
    Martin Ackermann
    Institute of Integrative Biology, ETHZ, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Aging Cell 6:235-44. 2007
    ..Aging might thus be a more fundamental aspect of cellular organisms than assumed so far...
  42. ncbi The coevolutionary dynamics of antagonistic interactions mediated by quantitative traits with evolving variances
    Scott L Nuismer
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844, USA
    Evolution 59:2073-82. 2005
    ..Our results also generate novel predictions for the expected sign and magnitude of linkage disequilibria in each species...
  43. ncbi Genetic correlations and the coevolutionary dynamics of three-species systems
    Scott L Nuismer
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844, USA
    Evolution 58:1165-77. 2004
    ..In all cases, our results reveal the surprising conclusion that both positive and negative genetic correlations between traits have qualitatively identical effects on coevolutionary dynamics...