Journal article

Corrected pair correlation functions for environments with obstacles

Stuart T Johnston, Edmund J Crampin

Physical Review E | American Physical Society | Published : 2019

Abstract

Environments with immobile obstacles or void regions that inhibit and alter the motion of individuals within that environment are ubiquitous. Correlation in the location of individuals within such environments arises as a combination of the mechanisms governing individual behavior and the heterogeneous structure of the environment. Measures of spatial structure and correlation have been successfully implemented to elucidate the roles of the mechanisms underpinning the behavior of individuals. In particular, the pair correlation function has been used across biology, ecology, and physics to obtain quantitative insight into a variety of processes. However, naively applying standard pair correl..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was in part conducted and funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (Project No. CE140100036). We thank Pradeep Rajasekhar and Daniel Poole for providing the image of the nervous system used in Fig. 1(a).