Use of numerical, computer-intensive methods to solve optimization problems in evolutionary ecology

Principal Investigators:

Philip H. Crowley

While at NCEAS, Dr. Philip Crowley will be working on the following two projects: (1) Classifier-system models of reciprocal altruism and of behavioral complementarity. Classifier systems amount to a genetic-algorithm-like technique for evolving solutions to complex problems, and the problems I'm addressing are (a) finding strategies consistent with mutual cooperation and (b) finding strategies that permit complementary behavior such as simultaneous hermaphroditism. But the same basic approach can be used to solve a wide range of numerical... more


Participants and Meetings

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Visitor1st—31st July 1997Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Philip H. Crowleypcrowley@uky.eduUniversity of Kentucky

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Report or White Paper Crowley, Philip H. 1997. NCEAS Activity Report. (Online version)
Journal Article Crowley, Philip H.; Cottrell, T.; Garcia, T.; Hatch, M.; Sargent, R. C.; Stokes, B. J.; White, James M. 1998. Solving the complementarity dilemma: Evolving strategies for simultaneous hermaphroditism. Journal of Theoretical Biology. Vol: 195. Pages 13-26.
Journal Article Crowley, Philip H.; Linton, M. C. 1999. Antlion foraging: Tracking prey across time and space. Ecology. Vol: 80. Pages 2271-2282.
Journal Article Crowley, Philip H. 2000. Sexual dimorphism with female demographic dominance: Age, size, and sex ratio at maturation. Ecology. Vol: 81. Pages 2592-2605.
"Use of numerical, computer-intensive methods to solve optimization problems in evolutionary ecology" is project ID: 2101