Effects of competition on pattern formation in the rock-paper-scissors game.

  title={Effects of competition on pattern formation in the rock-paper-scissors game.},
  author={Luo-Luo Jiang and Tao Zhou and Matja{\vz} Perc and Bing-Hong Wang},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={84 2 Pt 1},
  • Luo-Luo Jiang, Tao Zhou, B. Wang
  • Published 8 August 2011
  • Materials Science
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
We investigate the impact of cyclic competition on pattern formation in the rock-paper-scissors game. By separately considering random and prepared initial conditions, we observe a critical influence of the competition rate p on the stability of spiral waves and on the emergence of biodiversity. In particular, while increasing values of p promote biodiversity, they may act detrimentally on spatial pattern formation. For random initial conditions, we observe a phase transition from biodiversity… 

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