Presenters

Isabel OukoFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

Mathematics

Faculty Sponsor Name

Glenn Young

Project Type

Event

Abstract (300 words maximum)

We study the effects of environmental feedback on the ecological competition by analyzing the classic Lotka-Volterra model coupled with a simple model of the environment. In particular, we look for ways in which feedback between competing populations and the environment stabilizes or destabilizes coexistence between the species. To do so, we use a combination of mathematical analysis and computer software such as Matlab.

KEYWORDS; mathematical modeling, Lotka-Volterra, ecological competition, environmental feedback

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Environmental impact on competition in ecological communities

We study the effects of environmental feedback on the ecological competition by analyzing the classic Lotka-Volterra model coupled with a simple model of the environment. In particular, we look for ways in which feedback between competing populations and the environment stabilizes or destabilizes coexistence between the species. To do so, we use a combination of mathematical analysis and computer software such as Matlab.

KEYWORDS; mathematical modeling, Lotka-Volterra, ecological competition, environmental feedback