proceeding Papers Algorithmic Systems Ecology: Experiments on Multiple Interaction Types and Patches


Dynamic behavior in ecosystems can emerge as a result of multiple interactions of di erent types as well as movements of the ecosystem species between di erent patches. The extinction behaviors in ecosystem models, which can result from the small species numbers, bring stochasticity to the foreground as they are often not observable in deterministic representations. To this end, we demonstrate an integrated approach to ecosystem modeling from an algorithmic systems biology point of view. We use a modeling interface, called LIME, which allows us to give biologically intuitive models of a plant-pollinator system's descriptions with varying interaction types and patches. Our models, written in a narrative style, are automatically translated into stochastic programming languages. The discrete stochastic nature of the models brings about the possibility to analyze the models with respect to their simulations as well as various graph representations. Our analysis provides an assessment of the functional dynamics of ecosystems with respect to the influence of various interaction patterns and patch links.

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O. Kahramanogullari,  J. Lynch,  C. Priami


InSuEdu 2012, LNCS 7991, ,