eVolutus: A Configurable Platform Designed for Ecological and Evolutionary Experiments Tested on Foraminifera

  • Paweł Topa
  • Maciej Komosinski
  • Maciej Bassara
  • Jarosław Tyszka
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 391)


In this paper we present a new software platform called eVolutus, which is designed for modelling the ecological and evolutionary processes of living organisms. As a model organism we choose foraminifera—single-celled eukaryotes that mainly occupy marine benthic and pelagic zones. These organisms have lived on Earth for at least 500 million years and have an extraordinary fossil record. This makes them an ideal objects for testing general evolutionary hypotheses. We use a multiagent-based modelling platform called AgE. Our platform is designed to provide a highly configurable environment for conducting in silico experiments.


Ecology Evolution Multi-agent systems Foraminifera 



The research presented in the paper received partial support from Polish National Science Center (DEC-2013/09/B/ST10/01734).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paweł Topa
    • 1
    • 3
  • Maciej Komosinski
    • 2
  • Maciej Bassara
    • 1
  • Jarosław Tyszka
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Computing SciencePoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland
  3. 3.Research Centre in Cracow, Polish Academy of SciencesInstitute of Geological SciencesWarszawaPoland

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