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# Preface: Special issue on dissipative systems and applications with emphasis on nonlocal or nonlinear diffusion problems

• The strong interest in infinite dimensional dissipative systems originated from the observation that the dynamics of large classes of partial differential equations and systems resembles the behavior known from the modern theory of finite-dimensional dynamical systems. Reaction-diffusion problems are typical examples in this context. In biological applications linear diffusion represents random dispersal of a species, but in many cases other dispersal strategies occur, which has led to models with cross diffusion and nonlocal dispersal.

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