Welcome to the home page of MULTIKEEP!
This web site is a companion to the paper
Simulating the Evolution of Contest Escalation by
Winfried Just and Xiaolu Sun.
The paper investigates the following question: Why is it that in some animal species
fights are more often initiated by the eventual loser rather than the
eventual winner? The simulations reported in that paper were
done with the program MULTIKEEP. At this web site we present detailed
information about this program, its source code, as well as the output files
on which the paper is based.
You are welcome to download and run these programs,
under the condition that you will not hold their authors
responsible for any possible malfunction of the programs.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9904799. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
© 2003 Winfried Just
Last modified August 24, 2003.