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Using catastrophe theory to prepare for global warming in Antarctica

According to dynamical systems theory, crises occur because couplings within a system (geophysical, ecological and social) create instabilities. Nonlinear feedbacks means that relatively small changes in circumstances can cause a rapid change to the system state. For example, a small increase in tourism visitors could lead to the invasion of a new species. Or, a gradual change in the average global temperature could lead to the collapse of Antarctic ice-shelves.In the coming decade, the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic are likely to …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Centre for the Environment

Computational models for fractional dynamical system for Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES)

In recent years, fractional models have attracted considerable interest because of their ability to model many phenomena. This proposal aims to study novel numerical methods of fractional partial differential equations and application.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Mathematical Sciences

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