Modeling Collective Dynamics: Dryland Vegetation as a Case Study

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Abstract

Ecosystems are nonlinear spatially extended complex systems (Levin 2003; Anand et al. 2010; Meron 2015). The significance of these attributes is threefold. The nonlinearity allows for multiplicity of system states and for qualitative behavioral changes manifested as transitions from one state to another. The spatial extension generally implies a multitude of mutually interacting system constituents (organisms, functional groups), which, at large spatial scales, show collective behavior and self-organization in regular or irregular spatial patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationlandscapes of collectivity in the life sciences
EditorsSnait B. Gissis, Ehud Lamm, Ayelet Shavit
PublisherThe MIT Press
Chapter17
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameVienna Series in Theoretical Biology

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