BioND — Dynamics of Biological Networks

A dynamical mechanism for the evolution and breakdown of cooperation in the snowdrift game in adaptive networks

Gerd Zschaler, Arne Traulsen, and Thilo Gross
In: Junichi Suzuki and Tadashi Nakano (Eds.): Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012.


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We present a novel dynamical mechanism promoting cooperation in the snowdrift game on an adaptive network. In infinite systems, asymptotic fullcooperation can be achieved, while sudden breakdowns of highly cooperative states are observed in finite systems.