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A New P System to Model the Subalpine and Alpine Plant Communities

 

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Author: Colomer, M. Angels
Fondevilla, Cristian
Valencia Cabrera, Luis
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial
Date: 2011
Published in: Proceedings of the Ninth Brainstorming Week on Membrane Computing, 91-112. Sevilla, E.T.S. de Ingeniería Informática, 31 de enero-4 de febrero, 2011
ISBN/ISSN: 9788461518371
Document type: Presentation
Abstract: In this work we present a P system based model of the ecosystem dynamics of plant communities. It is applied to four National Hunting Reservoirs in Catalan Pyrenees (Spain). In previous works several natural high- mountain- ecosystems and population dynamics were modeled, but in those works grass was considered unlimited and changes in plant communities were not taken into account. In our new model we take advantage of the modularity of P systems, adding the plant communities to an existing model on scavengers dynamics. We introduce the plant community production and two possible changes or evolutions in communities: due to less grazing pressure, and due to recovering pastures with human management as for example re or clearing.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/39418

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