There is an increasing recognition that patterns in species diversity cannot be understood without reference to nonequilibrial or unstable dynamics. Recently, through a realistic ecological model that involves dispersal, we have addressed the positive role of noise in promoting species coexistence [Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 038102 (2005)]. Here we present a physical theory to account for the main scaling law responsible for this phenomenon.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics