Persistence of a single phytoplankton species

PDE Seminar
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 255
Ohio State University
We investigate a nonlocal reaction-diffusion-advection equation which models the growth of a single phytoplankton species in a water column where the species depends solely on light for its metabolism. We study the combined effect of death rate, sinking or buoyant coe┬▒cient, water column depth and vertical turbulent diffusion rate on the persistence of a single phytoplankton species. This is based upon a joint work with Sze-Bi Hsu, National Tsing-Hua University.