Nonlinear phenomena and chaos in a Monte Carlo simulated microbial ecosystem
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Oscillations and chaos can be modelled and observed in a realistic simulation model of interacting prey-predator populations based on Monte Carlo simulation methods. These nonlinear phenomena are linked with some biological and physical bifurcation parameters and mathematical tools from dynamical systems theory may be used in order to characterize this behaviour. Chaotic dynamics are therefore, in our simulation, more the rule than the exception, and are related to delays associated with spatial degrees of freedom.
KeywordsMonte Carlo Lyapunov Exponent Chaotic Dynamic Strange Attractor Large Lyapunov Exponent
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