Crashes, Recoveries, and 'Core-Shifts' in a Model of Evolving Networks
A model of an evolving network of interacting molecular species is shown to exhibit repeated rounds of crashes in which several species get rapidly depopulated, followed by recoveries. The network inevitably self-organizes into an autocatalytic structure, which consists of an irreducible 'core' surrounded by a parasitic 'periphery.' Crashes typically occur when the existing autocatalytic set becomes fragile and suffers a 'core-shift,' defined graph theoretically. The nature of the recovery after a crash, in particular the time of recovery, depends upon the organizational structure that survives the crash. The largest eigenvalue of the adjacency matrix of the graph is an important signal of network fragility or robustness.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||Dec 2001|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://www.santafe.edu/sfi/publications/working-papers.html
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wop:safiwp:01-12-075. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Thomas Krichel)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.