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Structure comparison of binary and weighted niche-overlap graphs

  • Sokhn, Nayla University of Fribourg, Switzerland - University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Baltensperger, Richard University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Bersier, Louis-Félix University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Ultes-Nitsche, Ulrich University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Hennebert, Jean University of Fribourg, Switzerland - University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg, Switzerland
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    01.01.2014
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  • Complex Networks. - 2014, vol. 5, p. 119–127
English In ecological networks, niche-overlap graphs are considered as complex systems. They represent the competition between two predators that share common resources. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the structural properties of these graphs considered as weighted networks and compare their measures with the ones calculated for the binary networks. To conduct this study, we select four classical network measures : the degree of nodes, the clustering coefficient, the assortativity, and the betweenness centrality. These measures were used to analyse different type of networks such as social networks, biological networks, world wide web, etc. Interestingly, we identify significant differences between the structure of the binary and the weighted niche-overlap graphs. This study indicates that weight information reveals different features that may provide other implications on the dynamics of these networks.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Biologie
Language
  • English
Classification
Ecology
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