Index

Note: Page numbers followed by “f” denote figures; “t” tables.

A

Absorbing barriers, 3–5
Absorbing chains
average chain length, 11
conditional expectation, 8
conditional probability, 8
crab vacancy chain, 7t, 11t
destitute crabs, 10–11
disjoint events, 9
first return probability, 7
geometric distribution, 7–8
Markov chain study, 8
multiplier effect, 11–12
probability of eventual absorption, 8
social mobility model, 10
transient state, 8, 10
Absorbing state, 6
Adams, John Quincy, 29–30
Adenomas, 82
Advective equation, 190
Algae blooms, 160, 173–175, 187
Algae growth, 160
Algal patches
Bessel’s equation, 194, 195f
bloom patches, 195
concentration, 193
using diffusion equation, 193
patch boundary effect, 194–195
red tides, 192
relationship, ...

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