Moduli spaces of rational graphically stable curves
We use a graph to define a new stability condition for the algebraic and tropical moduli spaces of rational curves. Tropically, we characterize when the moduli space has the structure of a balanced fan by proving a combinatorial bijection between graphically stable tropical curves and chains of flats of a graphic matroid. Algebraically, we characterize when the tropical compactification of the compact moduli space agrees with the theory of geometric tropicalization. Both characterization results occur only when the graph is complete multipartite.