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This is Part II of our study on the positive steady state of a quasi-linear reaction-diffusion system in one space dimension introduced by Klausmeier and Litchman for the modelling of the distributions of phytoplankton biomass and its nutrient. In Part I, we proved nearly optimal existence and nonexistence results. In Part II, we obtain complete… (More)

In this paper we analyze a nonlocal reaction-diffusion model which arises from the modeling of competition of phytoplankton species with incomplete mixing in a water column. The nonlocal nonlinearity in the model describes the light limitation for the growth of the phytoplankton species. We first consider the single-species case and obtain a complete… (More)

We investigate, from a more ecological point of view, a free boundary model considered in [11] and [8] that describes the spreading of a new or invasive species, with the free boundary representing the spreading front. We derive the free boundary condition by considering a " population loss " at the spreading front, and correct some mistakes regarding the… (More)

We study the positive steady state of a quasi-linear reaction-diffusion system in one space dimension introduced by Klausmeier and Litchman for the modelling of the distributions of phytoplankton biomass and its nutrient. The system has nonlocal dependence on the biomass function, and it has a biomass-dependent drifting term describing the active movement… (More)

We study nonlinear diffusion problems of the form ut = uxx + f (u) with free boundaries. Such problems may be used to describe the spreading of a biological or chemical species, with the free boundaries representing the expanding fronts. For monostable, bistable and combustion types of nonlinearities, Du and Lou [7] obtained rather complete description of… (More)