Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Mathematics and Statistics
Luis Gordillo (Committee Chair)
Changes in the spatial distribution of vegetation respond to variations in the production and transportation mechanisms of seeds at different locations subject to heterogeneities, often because of soil characteristics. In semi-arid environments, the competition for water and nutrients pushes the superficial plant’s roots to obtain scarce resources at long ranges. In this report, we assume that vegetation biomass interacts with itself in two different ways, facilitation and inhibition, depending on the relative distances. We present a 1-dimensional Integro-difference model to represent and study the emergence of patterns in the distribution of vegetation.
D'Alessio, Daniel, "Report: Spatial Facilitation-inhibition Effects on Vegetation Distribution and their Associated Patterns" (2021). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1585.
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