Faculty Advisor

Gegear, Robert J.

Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to create an agent-based simulation in the Netlogo agent- based programming environment that can be used to model the relationship between plant and pollinator populations, and to use this model to investigate the effects of invasive plant species on established populations. Analysis of the data gathered from simulations demonstrates that invasive plant species have a significant, detrimental effect on both plant and pollinator species’ populations when their phenologies coincide.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

September 2016

Major

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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