Population Dynamics on Complex Food Webs

  title={Population Dynamics on Complex Food Webs},
  author={Gian Marco Palamara and Vinko Zlatic and Antonio Scala and Guido Caldarelli},
  journal={Adv. Complex Syst.},
In this work we analyze the topological and dynamical properties of a simple model of complex food webs, namely the niche model. In order to underline competition among species, we introduce "prey" and "predators" weighted overlap graphs derived from the niche model and compare synthetic food webs with real data. Doing so, we find new tests for the goodness of synthetic food web models and indicate a possible direction of improvement for existing ones. We then exploit the weighted overlap… 

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