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|Title: ||Synergy in spreading processes: from exploitative to explorative foraging strategies|
|Authors: ||Perez-Reche, Francisco J.|
Ludlam, Jonathan J.
Taraskin, Sergei N.
Gilligan, Christopher A.
|Affiliation: ||University of Abertay Dundee. School of Contemporary Sciences|
University of Abertay Dundee. Scottish Informatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics Centre
|Issue Date: ||May-2011|
|Publisher: ||American Physical Society|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|Rights: ||This is the author's final version of this article. Published version (c)American Physical Society, available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.218701|
|Citation: ||Perez-Reche, F.J., et al. 2011. Synergy in spreading processes: from exploitative to explorative foraging strategies. Physical Review Letters. 106(21). Available from http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.218701|
|Abstract: ||An epidemiological model which incorporates synergistic effects that allow the infectivity and/or susceptibility of hosts to be dependent on the number of infected neighbours is proposed. Constructive synergy induces an exploitative behaviour which results in a rapid invasion that infects a large number of hosts. Interfering synergy leads to a slower and sparser explorative foraging strategy that traverses larger distances by infecting fewer hosts. The model can be mapped to a dynamical bond-percolation with spatial correlations that affect the mechanism of spread but do not influence the critical behaviour of epidemics.|
|Appears in Collections:||SIMBIOS Collection|
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