The Ludwig-Jones-Holling Differential Equations Model
We now turn to one of the simplifications of the 30,654 variable computer simulation model. Donald Ludwig, of the Mathematics Department, university of British Columbia, after hearing a non-mathematical presentation of the budworm-forest simulation research, captured the basic dynamics of the system in a system of three differential equations, using only three variables! With contributions from Dixon Jones, also a mathematician at U.B.C. and the ecologist CS. Holling, this evolved into an insightful model.
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