A continuous size-structured red coral growth model

P. E. Jabin, V. Lemesle, D. Aurelle

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The aim of this paper is to derive and analyze the mathematical properties of a new continuous size-structured model for red coral (Corallium rubrum, L.) growth. Since historical Leslie models4 are often used to deal with some ecological problems, a new approach is here proposed and give some promising results. The main advantage of using continuous model is that we hope to describe precisely the mass mortality events, observed in Mediterranean sea, and its consequences on red coral dynamics. Simulations' studies allow us to qualitatively discuss some questions about red coral populations dynamics. The development of this method should be useful for the study of the conservation of red coral populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1927-1944
Number of pages18
JournalMathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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