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Evolution in population dynamics

In their study of predator–prey cycles, investigators have assumed that they do not need to worry about evolution. The discovery of population cycles driven by evolutionary factors will change that view.

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T. YOSHIDA & R. WAYNE

Figure 2: Phase shifts between prey (green curve) and predators (red curve).

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