APPLYING NEXT GENERATION TOOLS, DATA, AND ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY IDEAS

LIPARI SUMMER SCHOOL: Learning from food webs: Stability and trophic structure of complex dynamical systems

10-09-2015
Location: 
Lipari, Italy

Dr. Samuel Johnson: 09:00 - 10:30

Abstract:

Rainforests, coral reefs and other very large ecosystems seem to be the most stable in nature, but this has long been regarded as mathematically paradoxical. How the stability of economic and financial networks depends on their size and structure is still the subject of much debate. I will discuss certain structural features of food webs and other biological networks which have recently been found to enhance the stability of dynamical systems, and in some cases allow stability to increase with size.