Model Comparison for Abiotic versus Biotic Pollen Dispersal

NONLINEAR DYNAMICS PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCES. 2016.

gene flow
agent based modelling
correlated random walk
pollen
Authors
Affiliation
Erich L. Foster
David M. Chan

Center for Environmental Studies

Published

October 1, 2016

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Abstract

An agent-based model with a correlated random walk is used to explore pollination within a forest. For abiotic dispersal, say via the wind, we use a purely random walk where there is no correlation between consecutive steps and for biotic dispersal, say via insect, we use a moderate or highly correlated random walk. In particular, we examine the differences in a number of biological measurement between a purely random walk and a correlated random walk in terms of gene dispersal in low and high plant densities.