Wechselwirkung von Populationen in einem begrenzten Lebensraum : Modellierung, Simulation und mathematische Analyse im Unterricht

  • Interacting populations in a restricted habitat : modelling, simulation and mathematical analysis in class

Roeckerath, Christina; Walcher, Sebastian (Thesis advisor)

Aachen : Publikationsserver der RWTH Aachen University (2010, 2011)
Dissertation / PhD Thesis

Aachen, Techn. Hochsch., Diss., 2010


The thesis introduces an authentic modelling process for two interacting species which is well accessible to high school students. Based on an analysis of ecological systems, a simple conceptual model leads to simulation software tools and the derivation of a mathematical model. A wide range of systems, e.g. predator-prey, competition or parasitism can be investigated. The approach also allows independent modelling activities and in silico experimentation by students. As the presented modelling process builds on authentic research by Johannson and Sumpter (2003) it allows to give students an insight into current research of Theoretical Biology.