Graduation Semester and Year

2011

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Benito M Chen

Abstract

Bigheaded carps refer to two species of fish called Silver carp and Bigheaded carp which have invaded the Upper Mississippi River System and are causing nuisance to the native fish like catfish, paddlefish and gizzard Shad by encroaching their habitat. The exponential growth of their population due to their overwhelming reproduction capability and adaptation features calls for a careful study of their population dynamics. In this study, we offer a mathematical model with artificial excessive fishing effort to reduce the population of Bigheaded carps. We numerically observe the correlation among growth rate, fishing rate and the future population of the Bigheaded carps.

Disciplines

Mathematics | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Comments

Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington

Included in

Mathematics Commons

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