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Title: Sign reversals of the output autocorrelation function for the stochastic Bernoulli-Verhulst equation

We consider a stochastic Bernoulli-Verhulst equation as a model for population growth processes. The effect of fluctuating environment on the carrying capacity of a population is modeled as colored dichotomous noise. Relying on the composite master equation an explicit expression for the stationary autocorrelation function (ACF) of population sizes is found. On the basis of this expression a nonmonotonic decay of the ACF by increasing lag-time is shown. Moreover, in a certain regime of the noise parameters the ACF demonstrates anticorrelation as well as related sign reversals at some values of the lag-time. The conditions for the appearance of this highly unexpected effect are also discussed.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Tallinn University, 29 Narva Road, 10120 Tallinn (Estonia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492609
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1684; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: AMiTaNS'15: 7. international conference for promoting the application of mathematics in technical and natural sciences, Albena (Bulgaria), 28 Jun - 3 Jul 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING; AUGMENTATION; BERNOULLI LAW; EQUATIONS; FLUCTUATIONS; NOISE; POPULATION DYNAMICS; STOCHASTIC PROCESSES