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Dynamics of two phytoplankton species competing for light and nutrient with internal storage

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  • We analyze a competition model of two phytoplankton species for a single nutrient with internal storage and light in a well mixed aquatic environment. We apply the theory of monotone dynamical system to determine the outcomes of competition: extinction of two species, competitive exclusion, stable coexistence and bistability of two species. We also present the graphical presentation to classify the competition outcomes and to compare outcome of models with and without internal storage.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 58F15, 58F17; Secondary: 53C35.


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