ECOLOGICAL CHAOS IN THE WAKE OF INVASION
UNSPECIFIED. (1995) ECOLOGICAL CHAOS IN THE WAKE OF INVASION. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 92 (7). pp. 2524-2528. ISSN 0027-8424Full text not available from this repository.
Irregularities in observed population densities have traditionally been attributed to discretization of the underlying dynamics. We propose an alternative explanation by demonstrating the evolution of spatiotemporal chaos in reaction-diffusion models for predator-prey interactions. The chaos is generated naturally in the wake of invasive waves of predators. We discuss in detail the mechanism by which the chaos is generated. By considering a mathematical caricature of the predator-prey models, we go on to explain the dynamical origin of the irregular behavior and to justify our assertion that the behavior we present is a genuine example of spatiotemporal chaos.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Publisher:||NATL ACAD SCIENCES|
|Date:||28 March 1995|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 2524-2528|
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