We consider an integro-differential nonlinear model that describes the evolution of a population structured by a quantitative trait. The interactions between individuals occur by way of competition for resources whose concentrations depend on the current state of the population. Following the formalism of Diekmann et al. (2005) , we study a concentration phenomenon arising in the limit of strong selection and small mutations. We prove that the population density converges to a sum of Dirac masses characterized by the solution φ of a Hamilton-Jacobi equation which depends on resource concentrations that we fully characterize in terms of the function φ.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics