A Five-Species Jungle Game.

Citation:

Kang, Yibin, et al. “A Five-Species Jungle Game.”. PLoS One 11.6 (2016): , 11, 6, e0157938. Web.

Date Published:

2016

ISSN:

1932-6203

Abstract:

In this paper, we investigate the five-species Jungle game in the framework of evolutionary game theory. We address the coexistence and biodiversity of the system using mean-field theory and Monte Carlo simulations. Then, we find that the inhibition from the bottom-level species to the top-level species can be critical factors that affect biodiversity, no matter how it is distributed, whether homogeneously well mixed or structured. We also find that predators' different preferences for food affect species' coexistence.

DOI:

10.1371/journal.pone.0157938

Alternate Journal:

PLoS ONE