Regensburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
SOE 19: Focus Session: Theory of Stochastic Processes with Applications in Biology (joint session SOE/BP/DY/AKjDPG)
SOE 19.1: Hauptvortrag
Donnerstag, 4. April 2019, 15:00–15:45, H17
Ecosystem stability and altruistic advantage — •Nick Jones — Imperial College Mathematics, London, UK
In this talk I consider why many, empirically observed, directed networks might contain a lack of feedback loops. An answer might be network growth mechanisms that favour clear trophic levels and which generate assymetries between the in degrees and out degrees of nodes. This is a partial answer to May's (Complexity-Stability) Paradox. Finally I will outline an, ageing relevant, concrete biological example of spatial demographic stochasticity where altruists can dominate a system even when actively selected against.