Qualitative Behaviour of Ordinary Differential Equation Models Describing Forest Growth Under Air Pollution

  • W. Metzler
  • H. Krieger
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Two related two-dimensional differential equation models of forest growth are considered which concentrate on the interactions between photosynthesis and the development of fine roots. Dependent on a bifurcation parameter which represents pollution stress, the qualitative behaviour of either ODE model undergoes a typical change from subcritical survival to a supercritical dying-off of the model forest.


Fine Root Qualitative Behaviour Forest Growth Differential Equation Model Compact Model 
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© Akademie-Verlag Berlin 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Metzler
  • H. Krieger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of KasselKasselGermany

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