School: SANTA FE HIGH
Area of Science: Biology
Abstract: The food chain is usually demonstrated with a single "prey" species and a single "predator". But further variables are involved in the general equations.
My team wishes to use the abilities of a computer to:
Observe the entirety of an existing food chain;
Utilize the data to create a set of mathematical equations based on predator vs. prey;
"Tweak" the input to observe the output of the extreme situations that could be posed by nature;
Add additional variables to the equations to expand the food chain to many different species and to add sickness and diseases into the fray.
Student: Niels van Hecke
Sponsor: Gordon McDonna
Niels van Hecke
Sponsoring Teacher: Anita Gerlach