Thanks for all the references! I will definitely mention them in future blog articles even if I'm not knowledgeable enough to use them myself. If I think of anything I'm eager to have simulated, I'll let you (and everyone else) know.

I should just mention that the math I'll be describing, which to some unifies quantum field theory and stochastic Petri nets, applies to some cellular automaton predator-prey models as well as the plain old Lotka-Volterra model.