Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 3 Aug 2022 14:00
Ends 3 Aug 2022 15:00
Central European Time
Central Area, 2nd floor, old SISSA building
Via Beirut, 2 - Trieste

Competition between macroalgae and corals for occupying the available space in sea bed is an important ecological process underlying coral-reef dynamics. We investigate coral- macroalgal phase shift in presence of macroalgal allelopathy and microbial infection on corals by means of an eco-epidemiological model under the assumption that the transmission of infection occurs through both contagious and non-contagious pathways. We found that the system is capable of exhibiting the existence of two stable configurations by saddle-node bifurcations.