Corpus ID: 236034351

Modeling cooperation and competition in biological communities

  title={Modeling cooperation and competition in biological communities},
  author={Fernando Meloni and Gabriel Nakamura and Basile Grammaticos and A. S. Martinez and Mathilde Badoual},
The far-reaching consequences of ecological interactions in the dynamics of biological communities remain an intriguing subject. For decades, competition has been a cornerstone in ecological processes, but mounting evidence shows that cooperation does also contribute to the structure of biological communities. Here, we propose a simple deterministic model for the study of the effects of facilitation and competition in the dynamics of such systems. The simultaneous inclusion of both effects… Expand


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