Using Web Algorithms To Model Natural Ecosystems

Using Web Algorithms To Model Natural Ecosystems
technology

Researchers have begun to model PageRank-inspired algorithms to better understand the inter-relatedness of species.

Kyle Studstill
  • 29 december 2009

Realizing the similarities between the Internet that Google’s PageRank attempts to organize, and ecosystems of the natural world, researchers Stefano Allesina of the University of Chicago and Mercedes Pascual of the University of Michigan have begun to model PageRank-inspired algorithms to better understand the inter-relatedness of species.

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