Tackling the great paradox of biodiversity with game theory
How can scarce resources sustain the multitude of species that exists on Earth? Despite recent progress, this enigma of biodiversity has not yet been solved. Now, scientists at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, Portugal, developed a new mathematical model which may be the answer.
These ideas are still largely theoretical, so we need to test how well the competition mechanisms proposed in the paper describe what happens when real species compete, but early results look quite promising. – Andres Laan
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