Evolutionary freezing in a competitive population

Neil F Johnson, D. J T Leonard, P. M. Hui, T. S. Lo

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Abstract

We show that evolution in a population of adaptive agents, repeatedly competing for a limited resource, can come to an abrupt halt. This transition from evolutionary to non-evolutionary behavior arises as the global resource level is changed, and is reminiscent of a phase transition to a frozen state. Its origin lies in the inductive decision-making of the agents, the limited global information that they possess and the dynamic feedback inherent in the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-574
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume283
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Evolutionary freezing in a competitive population. / Johnson, Neil F; Leonard, D. J T; Hui, P. M.; Lo, T. S.

In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 283, No. 3, 15.08.2000, p. 568-574.

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Johnson, Neil F ; Leonard, D. J T ; Hui, P. M. ; Lo, T. S. / Evolutionary freezing in a competitive population. In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 2000 ; Vol. 283, No. 3. pp. 568-574.
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