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Modelling the effects of decreasing the inter–competition coefficients on biodiversity loss
( Vol-4,Issue-1,January 2018 )

Author(s):

Ekaka-a E. N., Eke Nwagrabe, Atsu J. U.

Keywords:

Competition coefficients, biodiversity loss, biodiversity gain, numerical scheme, initial condition, intrinsic growth rate.

Abstract:

The notion of a biodiversity loss has been identified as a major devastating biological phenomenon which needs to be mitigated against. In the short term, we have utilised a Matlab numerical scheme to quantify the effects of decreasing and increasing the inter – competition coefficients on biodiversity loss and biodiversity gain. On the simplifying assumption of a fixed initial condition(4,10), two enhancing factors of intrinsic growth rates, two inhibiting growth rates of intra – competition coefficients and two inhibiting growth rates of inter – competition coefficients. The novel results that we have obtained; which we have not seen elsewhere complement our recent contribution to knowledge in the context of applying a numerical scheme to predict both biodiversity loss and biodiversity gain.

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10.22161/ijaems.4.1.3

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