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New paper in Theoretical Ecology journal

The first journal paper to come out of my ongoing collaboration with Alan Dorin and colleagues at Monash University on agent-based models of pollination dynamics is published today in Theoretical Ecology.

The paper’s title is Competition and pollen wars: Simulations reveal the dynamics of competition mediated through heterospecific pollen transfer by non-flower constant insects. It describes our investigation of situations where a flowering plant species may actually gain an advantage when pollinators transport some of its pollen to a competing species. This allows the pollen producer to damage its competitor’s reproductive success even if the competitor has a refuge safe from direct invasion.

Full details are available here.