A Full Cellular Automaton to Simulate Predator-Prey Systems

  • Gianpiero Cattaneo
  • Alberto Dennunzio
  • Fabio Farina
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4173)


A Cellular Automaton (CA) describing a predator–prey dynamics is proposed. This model is fully local, i.e., without any “spurious” Monte Carlo step during the movement phase. A particular attention has been addressed to the comparison of the obtained simulations with the discrete version of the Lotka–Volterra equations.


Monte Carlo Cellular Automaton Physical Review Monte Carlo Step Prey Dynamic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianpiero Cattaneo
    • 1
  • Alberto Dennunzio
    • 1
  • Fabio Farina
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e ComunicazioneUniversità degli Studi di Milano–BicoccaMilanoItaly

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