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Niche games and the fate of communities ruled by different payoff matrices

© INRIA Sophie Auvin - L comme Langage

  • Date : 13/04/2015
  • Place : Inria Paris-Rocquencourt - Bâtiment 8
  • Guest(s) : Hugo Fort, Institute of Physics, Montevideo, Uruguay

In the first part of this talk I will review multi species competition by resources, which defines a niche axis. I will also present results concerning the total abundance and diversity of ecological communities.
In the second part I will propose a way to extend niche competition theory by including interactions beyond mutual competition -like mutualism and parasitism- via game theory, giving rise to Niche Game Theory (NGT). I will analyze the effects on total abundance and diversity of introducing cooperative interspecific interactions for different popular dilemma games (prisoner's dilemma, chicken and stag hunt games).
Finally I will address possible practical applications of NGT in different realms: virology, agriculture, plant-pollinator networks, strategic market decision analysis.

Keywords: Niche Lifeware Séminaire