Ecosystems Under Varying Ambient Conditions

  • J. Rössler
  • M. Kiwi
  • M. Markus
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Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 39)


Ecosystems governed by random dynamic non-linear equations are studied in detail. The process is precisely characterized, both for the non-markovian and the markovian case, including short range order. A new feature, the appearance of early chaos, is introduced and analyzed. The Lyapunov exponent is defined and evaluated. Its precise meaning is discussed and its significance to characterize the dynamics of a random succession of events is investigated and clarified.


Lyapunov Exponent Short Range Order Random Perturbation Chaotic Region Attraction Basin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Rössler
    • 1
  • M. Kiwi
    • 2
  • M. Markus
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Física, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Facultad de FísicaPontificia Universidad CatólicaSantiago 22Chile
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für ErnährungsphysiologieDortmund 1Fed.Rep.of Germany

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