Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-045


Hierarchical Relationships and Spatial Emergence Amongst Multi-Species Animats

K. A. Hawick and C. J. Scogings

Archived February 2008


Predator-Prey animats in a spatial model have been found to form battlefronts and other geometrical arrangements that allow the two species to coexist in a dynamic equilibrium. We explore the consequences of adding a third super-predatorial species and the hierarchical relationships and spatial patterns that emerge. We compare our microscopic model with the predictions of a hierarchical species realisation of the predator-prey partial differential equation model based on the Lotka-Volterra equations.

Keywords: multi-species; predator-prey; animat; spatial emergence; Lotka-Volterra.

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  author = {K. A. Hawick and C. J. Scogings},
  title = {Hierarchical Relationships and Spatial Emergence Amongst Multi-Species
  booktitle = {Proc. IASTED International Symposium on Modelling and Simulation
	(MS 2009)},
  year = {2009},
  number = {670-036},
  pages = {1-6},
  address = {Banff, Alberta, Canada},
  month = {6-8 July},
  publisher = {IASTED},
  note = {CSTN-045},
  institution = {Massey University},
  timestamp = {2008.02.26},
  url = {}

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