TURING BIFURCATIONS WITH A TEMPORALLY VARYING DIFFUSION-COEFFICIENT
UNSPECIFIED. (1995) TURING BIFURCATIONS WITH A TEMPORALLY VARYING DIFFUSION-COEFFICIENT. JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY, 33 (3). pp. 295-308. ISSN 0303-6812Full text not available from this repository.
This paper is concerned with the possibility of Turing bifurcations in a reaction-diffusion system in which the diffusion coefficient of one species varies periodically in time. This problem was introduced and investigated numerically by Timm and Okubo (J. Math. Biol. 30, 307, 1992) in the context of predator-prey interactions in plankton populations. Here, I consider the simple case in which the temporal variation in diffusivity has a square-tooth form, alternating between two constant values, with a period that is long compared with the time scale of the kinetics. The analysis is valid for any set of reaction kinetics. I derive explicit expressions for the Floquet multipliers that determine the stability of the steady state, and thereby obtain the conditions for diffusion driven instability to occur. These conditions imply that, depending on the kinetics, the homogeneous equilibrium may be either more or less stable than when the diffusion coefficient is a constant equal to the mean of the variable diffusivity. I go on to consider the form of the solution when diffusion driven instability does occur, and I use perturbation theory to determine the effect of a small temporal variation in the diffusion coefficient on the spatial wavelength of the pattern that results from diffusion driven instability.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 295-308|
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