Emergent dynamic behaviors in complex social and ecological systems
|PhD ceremony:||Mr L. (Luke) Gong|
|When:||April 19, 2022|
|Supervisors:||M. (Ming) Cao, Prof, B. (Bayu) Jayawardhana, Prof|
|Where:||Academy building RUG|
|Faculty:||Science and Engineering|
This thesis focuses on the study of dynamic behaviors of some classes of complex systems in sociology and ecology. In particular, we propose a co-evolutionary game-theoretic approach to model selected social and ecological systems that involves complex interactions among the constituents. In the co-evolutionary framework, it is considered that not only the strategies of the population are evolving, but also the games and associated ecological or sociological properties are changing, which usually forms a bi-directional feedback therein. This thesis is divided into two parts, where Part I concerns with the application of the co-evolutionary framework to ecological systems, and Part II is devoted to a co-evolutionary model in sociology.