Dynamics of vegetation patterns in drylands (Invited)

A. Provenzale, J. von Hardenberg, E. Meron

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We discuss an explicit-space model for vegetation dynamics in water-limited ecosystems. Under conditions of water stress, vegetation patterns such as spots, stripes and gaps spontaneously emerge. In this contribution, we focus on the interplay between water-vegetation feedbacks and rainfall intermittency, and we discuss an extended version of the model which allows for studying how evapotranspirations fluxes are modified by the presence of patterns.
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publication American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2009
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009


  • 0414 BIOGEOSCIENCES / Biogeochemical cycles
  • processes
  • and modeling
  • 0429 BIOGEOSCIENCES / Climate dynamics
  • 4460 NONLINEAR GEOPHYSICS / Pattern formation


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