Numerous studies have shown self-organization to give rise to regular patterning in a variety of systems. Does self-organization also play a role in seemingly non-regular landscapes, which occur in the majority of landscapes surrounding us? Research has already suggested that identical spatial structures, when generated by different kinds drivers (physical template, self-organization, stochasticity), respond to environmental perturbation differently. My research focus so far has been on self-organization in regularly patterned landscapes, but I am developing models to detect the role of self-organization in non-patterned landscapes as well.
Does self-organization play a role in non-patterned landscapes?