Susceptible Infectious Recovered (SIR) Predator-Prey Model

The Mathematics of Tardigrade Behavior and Development

Tardigrades are equipped with a plethora of features that, most notably, allow them to cope with very harsh conditions that very few organisms are known to be able to withstand. In addition to these tools themselves that they possess, tardigrades’ peculiarity can also be assessed by models that successfully represent…

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Mathematical Modelling of Dinoflagellate Swimming, Population Dynamics and Interactions with Other Organisms

Mathematical models have been made to determine the vertical migration of dinoflagellates while considering the availability of nitrogen. Studies have shown that low nitrogen abundances lead to dinoflagellates avoiding sunlight, and not performing diel vertical migration. Dinoflagellate blooms take place under specific conditions of irradiance, temperature, and salinity. A model…

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Life-Sustaining Processes of the Diatom

The chemical reactions, processes, and mechanisms that occur inside diatoms are key to their ability to survive and dominate the world of microalgae. Through photosynthesis, the diatom can absorb sunlight and carbon dioxide and then convert them into oxygen and glucose with the help of chlorophyll, which is a common…

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Mathematical Models of Predator-Prey Population Dynamics 

Abstract Biology and ecology are often viewed through a lens of pure chemistry or physics. However, these two fields do not serve particularly well when analyzing systems, namely ecosystems, at a macro level. Indeed, as we will discuss, it is mathematics, or alternatively biomathematics, that serves us in aggregating large

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