Geertje Hek

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In this paper we introduce a conceptual model for vegetation patterns that generalizes the Klausmeier model for semi-arid ecosystems on a sloped terrain [23]. Our model not only incorporates downhill flow, but also linear or nonlinear diffusion for the water component. To relate the model to observations and simulations in ecology, we first consider the(More)
The Ginzburg-Landau equation is essential for understanding the dynamics of patterns in a wide variety of physical contexts. It governs the evolution of small amplitude instabilities near criticality. It is well known that the (cubic) Ginzburg-Landau equation has various unstable solitary pulse solutions. However, such localized patterns have been observed(More)
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