Emergent spatial patterns of coexistence in species-rich plant communities.

  title={Emergent spatial patterns of coexistence in species-rich plant communities.},
  author={Pablo Alberto Bola{\~n}os Villegas and Tommaso Gili and Guido Caldarelli},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={104 3-1},
Statistical physics has proved essential to analyze multiagent environments. Motivated by the empirical observation of various nonequilibrium features in Barro Colorado and other ecological systems, we analyze a plant-species abundance model of neutral competition, presenting analytical evidence of scale-invariant plant clusters and nontrivial emergent modular correlations. Such first theoretical confirmation of a scale-invariant region, based on percolation processes, reproduces the key… 
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