An Equational Model For the Harmful Algal Bloom (H.A.B.) causative organism Pyrodinium bahamense var. compressum

Abstract

The dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense var. compressum has been known to be the major cause of harmful algal blooms or H.A.B. recurring in Manila Bay and other bodies of water in the Philippines. This paper proposes a system of ODEs to describe the population dynamics of the different life cycle stages of this dinoflagellate. Initial numerical results show that the model reasonably captures the population dynamics shown in nature.

*accepted for poster presentation for the 8th National Conference on IT Education
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