PAOC Spotlights

The Mathematics of Leaf Decay

Tue October 23rd, 2012
Jennifer Chu for MIT News

Understanding the rate at which leaves decay can help scientists predict the global flux of carbon dioxide, and develop better models for climate change. A new mathematical model from postdoc Dave Forney and Dan Rothman, co-director of MIT's Lorenz Center, reveals commonality within the diversity of leaf decay. 

Fall Foliage - Image: MIT News

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