Karna Gowda

I’m a PhD candidate in applied mathematics at Northwestern University. I use dynamical systems and other quantitative approaches to study pattern formation in dryland ecology with my advisor Mary Silber, and caste determination in ants with Madhav Mani.



  1. K. Gowda, Y. Chen, S. Iams, and M. Silber. "Assessing the robustness of spatial pattern sequences in a model of dryland vegetation." Proc R Soc A 472, 20150893 (2016). doi:10.1098/rspa.2015.0893.
  2. K. Gowda and C. Kuehn. "Early-warning signs for pattern-formation in stochastic partial differential equations." Commun Nonlinear Sci Numer Simulat 22, 55–69 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.cnsns.2014.09.019.
  3. K. Gowda, H. Riecke, and M. Silber. "Transitions between patterned states in vegetation models for semiarid ecosystems." Phys Rev E 89, 022701 (2014). doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.89.022701.

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