Flicker Noise in a Model of Coevolving Biological Populations

  title={Flicker Noise in a Model of Coevolving Biological Populations},
  author={P. A. Rikvold and R. Zia},
  journal={arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems},
  • P. A. Rikvold, R. Zia
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Physics
  • arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems
  • We present long Monte Carlo simulations of a simple model of biological macroevolution in which births, deaths, and mutational changes in the genome take place at the level of individual organisms. The model displays punctuated equilibria and flicker noise with a l/f-like power spectrum, consistent with some current theories of evolutionary dynamics. 
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