P. P. Avelino, B. F. de Oliveira
We consider the dynamics of spatial stochastic May-Leonard models with mutual predation interactions of equal strength between any two individuals of different species. Using two-dimensional simulations, with two and three species, we investigate the dynamical impact of the death of individuals after a given threshold number of successive unsuccessful predation attempts. We find that the death of these individuals can have a strong impact on the dynamics of population networks and provide a crucial contribution to the preservation of coexistence.
Quantitative Biology - Populations and Evolution; Physics - Physics and Society
Volume 126, Number 6