DOI: 0911.0406Nov 2, 2009Paper

Degree Correlations in a Dynamically Generated Model Food Web

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Per Arne Rikvold

Abstract

We explore aspects of the community structures generated by a simple predator-prey model of biological coevolution, using large-scale kinetic Monte Carlo simulations. The model accounts for interspecies and intraspecies competition for resources, as well as adaptive foraging behavior. It produces a metastable low-diversity phase and a stable high-diversity phase. The structures and joint indegree-outdegree distributions of the food webs generated in the latter phase are discussed.

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