Propagation of solutions to the Fisher-KPP equation with slowly decaying initial data

Christopher Henderson
2016 Nonlinearity  
The Fisher-KPP equation is a model for population dynamics that has generated a huge amount of interest since its introduction in 1937. The speed with which a population spreads has been computed quite precisely when the initial data decays exponentially. More recently, though, the case when the initial data decays more slowly has been studied. Building on the results of Hamel and Roques '10, in this paper we improve their precision for a broader class of initial data and for a broader class of
more » ... a broader class of equations. In particular, our approach yields the explicit highest order term in the location of the level sets. In addition, we characterize the profile of the inhomogeneous problem for large times.
doi:10.1088/0951-7715/29/11/3215 fatcat:oeisnlxbfveovokoeyrfjtwr6e