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Title: Self-organized criticality in forest-landscape evolution

Author: Sprott, J.C.; Bolliger, Janine; Mladenoff, David J.;

Date: 2002

Source: Physics Letters A 297:267-271

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: A 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.

Keywords: Complexity, Self-organized criticality, Chaos, Cellular automata, Power laws

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Sprott, J.C.; Bolliger, Janine; Mladenoff, David J. 2002. Self-organized criticality in forest-landscape evolution. Physics Letters A 297:267-271


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