ALADYN – a spatially explicit, allelic model for simulating adaptive dynamics
Version of Record online: 15 MAY 2014
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Volume 37, Issue 12, pages 1288–1291, December 2014
How to Cite
Schiffers, K. H. and Travis, J. M. J. (2014), ALADYN – a spatially explicit, allelic model for simulating adaptive dynamics. Ecography, 37: 1288–1291. doi: 10.1111/ecog.00680
- Issue online: 2 DEC 2014
- Version of Record online: 15 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 MAR 2014
- the Danish Council for Independent Research – Natural Sciences. Grant Number: 10-085056
- the European Research Council under the European Community's Seven Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013. Grant Number: 281422
- NERC, UK
ALADYN is a freely available cross-platform C++ modeling framework for stochastic simulation of joint allelic and demographic dynamics of spatially-structured populations. Juvenile survival is linked to the degree of match between an individual's phenotype and the local phenotypic optimum. There is considerable flexibility provided for the demography of the considered species and the genetic architecture of the traits under selection. ALADYN facilitates the investigation of adaptive processes to spatially and/or temporally changing conditions and the resulting niche and range dynamics. To our knowledge ALADYN is so far the only model that allows a continuous resolution of individuals’ locations in a spatially explicit landscape together with the associated patterns of selection.