Complex Ecological System Modeling

Migdat Hodzic, Suvad Selman, Mirsad Hadzikadic


In this paper we extend our previous results in dual approach to analysis and simulation of a complex ecological system of preys and predators. We first define nonlinear dynamic equations Lotka-Volterra Model (LVM) with three preys and three predators and then simulate the equivalent situation with an Agent Based Model (ABM) which models a variety of species attributes and behaviors using NetLogo simulation environment for ABM model. The idea is that the LVM and ABM methods reinforce each other as the predator-prey models become more complex and their dimensionality rises. In particular LVM’s parameters, components of community matrix, can be fine tuned using ABM simulations. Dual approach may be able to answer and qualify some of the long standing ecological paradoxes.

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