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Project: Eco-evolutionary impact of endosymbionts on the dispersal behaviour of their host

project duration
01-JAN-11 – 31-OCT-15
abstract
Bacterial endosymbionts are able to manilpulate host dispersal through proximate and ultimate mechanisms. By combining artificial metapopulations of spider mites and the development of individual based models, we will gain insights on the importance of eco-evolutionary feedbacks for the spread and persistence of herbivore-parasite populations.