Molly Creagar, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2022 AWM Research Symposium
Recent Developments in Ecological and Epidemiological Modeling

Game theory can be used to model many different situations in which we have interactions where one player's payoff is dependent on the actions other players take. Applying this approach to plant ecology, we examine the extent to which investment in defense against herbivores depends on investment strategies of other plants in the area. We begin by explaining the basics of game theory and what constitutes a game. Then we describe a preliminary game structure to model these resource allocation strategies, and we show simulation results.

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