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Discontinuity, Nonlinearity, and Complexity

Dimitry Volchenkov (editor), Dumitru Baleanu (editor)

Dimitry Volchenkov(editor)

Mathematics & Statistics, Texas Tech University, 1108 Memorial Circle, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA


Dumitru Baleanu (editor)

Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey; Institute of Space Sciences, Magurele-Bucharest, Romania


The Dynamical Relationship Between Vegetation and Sediment in Arid and Semiarid Areas

Discontinuity, Nonlinearity, and Complexity 1(3) (2012) 263--277 | DOI:10.5890/DNC.2012.07.002

Wei Tang$^{1}$; Huayong Zhang$^{1}$; Tousheng Huang$^{1}$; Liming Dai$^{2}$

$^{1}$ Research Center for Ecological Engineering and Nonlinear Science(RCEENS), North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, P.R. China

$^{2}$ Industrial Systems Engineering, University of Regina, Regina, SK Canada, S4S 0A2

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The main goal of this research is to show the effects of the interaction among sediment, Aeolian sand and vegetation growth. The critical condition is found when determining the existence of stable interior equilibrium point. Intuitive phase graphs are described for three cases of the consequences of the interaction. The systematic perspective analysis provides an explanation for the dynamic interaction between wind erosion and vegetation growth in arid and semiarid areas.


This work was funded by Chinese Natural Science Foundation (Project 39560023 to H.Z.), National 11th 5year Plan Science and Technology supported Project (No. 2006BAC10B03), and the National Special Water Programs (No. 2009ZX07210-009).


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