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Publications [#248322] of Joshua Socolar

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  1. Socolar, JES, Evolution in a spatially structured population subject to rare epidemics, Physical Review E Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 63 no. 4 (January, 2001), pp. 419081-419088 [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/04/24)

    We study a model that gives rise to spatially inhomogeneous population densities in a system of host individuals subject to rare, randomly distributed disease events. For stationary hosts that disperse offspring over short distances, evolutionary dynamics can lead to persistent populations with a variety of spatial structures. A mean-field analysis is shown to account for the behavior observed in simulations of a one-dimensional system, where the evolutionarily stable state corresponds to the solution of a straightforward optimization problem. In two dimensions, evolution drives the system to a stable critical state that is less well understood. © 2001 The American Physical Society.