Positive feedbacks promote power-law clustering of Kalahari vegetation

  title={Positive feedbacks promote power-law clustering of Kalahari vegetation},
  author={Todd M. Scanlon and Kelly Krispin Caylor and Simon A. Levin and Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe},
The concept of local-scale interactions driving large-scale pattern formation has been supported by numerical simulations, which have demonstrated that simple rules of interaction are capable of reproducing patterns observed in nature. These models of self-organization suggest that characteristic patterns should exist across a broad range of environmental conditions provided that local interactions do indeed dominate the development of community structure. Readily available observations that… CONTINUE READING
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