Alexander P Petroff

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Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Biophysical basis for the geometry of conical stromatolites
    Alexander P Petroff
    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:9956-61. 2010
  2. doi Reaction-diffusion model of nutrient uptake in a biofilm: theory and experiment
    Alexander P Petroff
    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    J Theor Biol 289:90-5. 2011
  3. pmc Morphological record of oxygenic photosynthesis in conical stromatolites
    Tanja Bosak
    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:10939-43. 2009
  4. ncbi Bifurcation dynamics of natural drainage networks
    Alexander P Petroff
    Lorenz Center and Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 371:20120365. 2013
  5. doi Bifurcation dynamics of natural drainage networks
    Alexander P Petroff
    Lorenz Center and Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 371:20120365. 2013
  6. pmc Ramification of stream networks
    Olivier Devauchelle
    Lorenz Center and Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:20832-6. 2012

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Publications6

  1. pmc Biophysical basis for the geometry of conical stromatolites
    Alexander P Petroff
    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:9956-61. 2010
    ..The correspondence between the observed spacing and the day length provides quantitative support for the photosynthetic origin of conical stromatolites throughout geologic time...
  2. doi Reaction-diffusion model of nutrient uptake in a biofilm: theory and experiment
    Alexander P Petroff
    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    J Theor Biol 289:90-5. 2011
    ..More generally, this result identifies stable isotope techniques as a powerful tool to test quantitative models of chemical transport through biofilms...
  3. pmc Morphological record of oxygenic photosynthesis in conical stromatolites
    Tanja Bosak
    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:10939-43. 2009
    ..7 billion years old or younger. This implies not only that cyanobacteria built Proterozoic conical stromatolites but also that fossil bubbles may constrain the timing of the evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis...
  4. ncbi Bifurcation dynamics of natural drainage networks
    Alexander P Petroff
    Lorenz Center and Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 371:20120365. 2013
    ..In the final sections, we combine these results to develop and explore a one-parameter model of network growth. The model predicts the development of logarithmic spirals. We find similar features in the kilometre-scale network...
  5. doi Bifurcation dynamics of natural drainage networks
    Alexander P Petroff
    Lorenz Center and Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 371:20120365. 2013
    ..In the final sections, we combine these results to develop and explore a one-parameter model of network growth. The model predicts the development of logarithmic spirals. We find similar features in the kilometre-scale network. ..
  6. pmc Ramification of stream networks
    Olivier Devauchelle
    Lorenz Center and Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:20832-6. 2012
    ..9° ± 0.8°. This good accord between theory and observation suggests that the network geometry is determined by the external flow field but not, as classical theories imply, by the flow within the streams themselves...