[PAST EVENT] Honors Thesis Defense (Timothy Becker)

May 1, 2012
2pm - 3pm
Jones Hall, Room 131
200 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Abstract: We model the population of the Blue Crab in the Chesapeake Bay by using differential equations. Blue crabs are inherently cannibalistic of juveniles, while also in competition with juvenile blue crabs for resources. These differential equations describe the intraguild predation consistent in the blue crab food web, as well as the cannibalistic nature of the blue crab. We introduce an aging and birth rate to alter an intraguild predation model to fit the cannibalistic nature.

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