A Bug's Life: Competition Among Species Towards the Environment
Universita di Cagliari - Department of Economics
FEEM Working Paper No. 18.2007
A model of different species competing for the same environment is presented, and possible explanations of peaceful coexistence or rather internecine conflicts are consequently derived. By means of a Lotka-Volterra dynamic system we describe the evolution of two populations (bees and locusts) that differently approach the management of those natural resources they contend for, and thus make a simple parable of today's societies playing the current environmental scenario.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: Competing species, Lotka-Volterra dynamics, natural resource management
JEL Classification: C61, Q34, Q57working papers series
Date posted: March 29, 2006
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