3 years ago

Dispersal towards food: the singular limit of an Allen–Cahn equation

Dohyun Kwon, Danielle Hilhorst, Thanh Nam Nguyen, Yong-Jung Kim

Abstract

The effect of dispersal under heterogeneous environment is studied in terms of the singular limit of an Allen–Cahn equation. Since biological organisms often slow down their dispersal if food is abundant, a food metric diffusion is taken to include such a phenomenon. The migration effect of the problem is approximated by a mean curvature flow after taking the singular limit which now includes an advection term produced by the spatial heterogeneity of food distribution. It is shown that the interface moves towards a local maximum of the food distribution. In other words, the dispersal taken in the paper is not a trivialization process anymore, but an aggregation one towards food.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00285-017-1150-5

DOI: 10.1007/s00285-017-1150-5

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