Nonlinear physics of ecosystems\

Meron,Ehud .

Nonlinear physics of ecosystems\ Ehud Meron, - Boca Raton ; London ; New York : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2015] - xiii, 344 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.

I. Overview. Spatial self-organization --
Spatial ecology --
Modeling ecosystems --
II. Pattern formation theory. Pattern formation analysis: basic methods --
Pattern formation analysis: advanced methods --
Basic mechanisms of pattern formation --
External modulations of pattern-forming systems --
III. Applications to ecology. Modeling water-limited vegetation --
Vegetation pattern formation --
Regime shifts and desertification --
Species coexistence and diversity in plant communities.

Nonlinear Physics of Ecosystems introduces the concepts and tools of pattern formation theory and demonstrates their utility in ecological research using problems from spatial ecology. Written in language understandable to both physicists and ecologists in most parts, the book reveals the mechanisms of pattern formation and pattern dynamics. It also explores the implications of these mechanisms in important ecological problems. The first part of the book gives an overview of pattern formation and spatial ecology, showing how these disparate research fields are strongly related to one another. T.


Biotic communities --
Mathematical models.
Nonlinear theories.
Pattern formation (Physical sciences)

577.015 / MER

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