Extremal coupled map lattices
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Nöthnitzer Strasse 38, 01187
Published online: 15 May 1999
We propose a model for co-evolving ecosystems that takes into account two levels of description of an organism, for instance genotype and phenotype. Performance at the macroscopic level forces mutations at the microscopic level. These, in turn, affect the dynamics of the macroscopic variables. In some regions of parameter space, the system self-organises into a state with localised activity and power law distributions.
PACS: 05.45.Ra – Coupled map lattices / 45.70.Vn – Granular models of complex systems; traffic flow / 87.10.+e – General theory and mathematical aspects
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 1999