By Sarah Elizabeth Ritchey Patterson1, Blain Patterson1

1. Applied Mathematics, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington VA USA

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In the end of the “Avengers Infinity War,” the villain Thanos snaps his fingers and turns half of all living creatures to dust with the hope of restoring balance to the natural world. How does this affect the long term behavior of various species? Investigate the validity of his claim by modeling various population dynamics such as unconstrained and constrained growth.

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  • Sarah Elizabeth Ritchey Patterson; Blain Patterson (2019), "1-087-S-ThanosPopulationDynamics," https://www.simiode.org/resources/6441.

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