Math Biology Seminar: Cindy Greenwood

  • Date: 10/05/2016
  • Time: 13:45
Cindy Greenwood, UBC

University of British Columbia


Hidden Patterns Revealed by Noise: semi-arid vegetation patterns


A deterministic model may sometimes seem to be a good description of the dynamics of an observed system but may have a long-term stable constant limit, whereas observations of the system itself show a noisy pattern. An example is semi-arid vegetation patterns. Adding noise to the model may well reveal the pattern. In this talk I show some photos, talk about some math, and show some simulations. This is not a magic show.

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Location: ESB 4127