Complexity Theory: from butterfly wings to fairy rings
Progress in Human Geography / Progress in Physical Geography Resources
Please note the first three articles per chapter have been provided open access, all other links require journal subscription access which may be available through your university.
Dittmer, J. (2013) ‘Geopolitical assemblages and complexity’, Progress in Human Geography doi: 10.1177/0309132513501405
Gao, J. and Xia, Z.-G. (1996) ‘Fractals in physical geography’, Progress in Physical Geography 20 (2): 178‒91.
Lau, S.S.S. and Lane, S.N. (2001) ‘Continuity and change in environmental systems: the case of shallow lake ecosystems’, Progress in Physical Geography 25 (2): 178‒202. doi: 10.1177/030913330102500202.
Phillips, J.D. (1995) ‘Self-organization and landscape evolution’, Progress in Physical Geography 19 (3): 309‒21. doi: 10.1177/030913339501900301.
Phillips, J.D. (2003) ‘Sources of nonlinearity and complexity in geomorphic systems’, Progress in Physical Geography 27 (1): 1‒23. doi: 10.1191/0309133303pp340ra.
Phillips, J.D. (2009) ‘Changes, perturbations, and responses in geomorphic systems’, Progress in Physical Geography 33 (1): 17‒30. doi: 10.1177/0309133309103889.
Article & notes for exercise(s)
Links for exercise 8-1 (Word)
Sun, J. and Southworth, J. (2013) ‘Remote sensing-based fractal analysis and scale dependence associated with forest fragmentation in an Amazon tri-national frontier’, Remote Sensing 5: 454‒72. doi: 10.3390/rs5020454. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/5/2/454
Bar-Yam, R. (2011) About Complex Systems. New England Complex Systems Institute. Online at http://www.necsi.edu/guide/.
Frame, B; Mandelbrot, B & Neger, N (online) Fractal Geometry. Yale University. http://classes.yale.edu/fractals/
Google Earth coordinates:
Simply copy the coordinates and paste them directly into the search box in Google Earth. Note: you may need to zoom in or out to find the best view of the feature.
Fairy circles, Namib Rand Nature Reserve (as described by Tschinkel, 2013).
Go to: 24°59'54.18" S 15°56'33.37" E
Ridge-slough topography, central Everglade, Florida, UK (as described by Heffernan et al, 2013).
Go to: 26°07'20.30" N 80°43'27.65" W
(Note: you will probably need to zoom out a bit to see the patterned landscape properly).
Beach cusps, Melbourne Beach, Florida, US.
Go to: 28°03'54.90" N 80°33'15.62" W
Waimakariri River, New Zealand: 43°20'23.30" S 172°00'04.02" E
Hulahula River, Alaska: 69°05'27.95" N 144°37'28.87" W