Presenters

Isabel OukoFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Mathematics

Research Mentor Name

Glenn Young

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

Disciplines

Ordinary Differential Equations and Applied Dynamics

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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