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Self-organized criticality in forest-landscape evolutionAuthor(s): J.C. Sprott; Janine Bolliger; David J. Mladenoff
Source: Physics Letters A 297:267-271
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionA simple cellular automaton replicates the fractal pattern of a natural forest landscape and predicts its evolution. Spatial distributions and temporal fluctuations in global quantities show power-law spectra, implying scale-invariance, characteristic of self-organized criticality. The evolution toward the SOC state and the robustness of that state to perturbations are described.
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CitationSprott, J.C.; Bolliger, Janine; Mladenoff, David J. 2002. Self-organized criticality in forest-landscape evolution. Physics Letters A 297:267-271
KeywordsComplexity, Self-organized criticality, Chaos, Cellular automata, Power laws
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