Coexistence in neutral theories: interplay of criticality and mild local preferences

  title={Coexistence in neutral theories: interplay of criticality and mild local preferences},
  author={Claudio Borile and Daniel Molina-Garc{\'i}a and Amos Maritan and Miguel Angel Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment},
Neutral theories have played a crucial and revolutionary role in fields such as population genetics and biogeography. These theories are critical by definition, in the sense that the overall growth rate of each single allele/species/type vanishes. Thus each species in a neutral model sits at the edge between invasion and extinction, allowing for the coexistence of symmetric/neutral types. However, in finite systems, mono-dominated states are ineluctably reached in relatively short times owing… 
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