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I'm interested in studying how different bacteria interact/affect each-other in a water treatment pool. Since there total number of bacteria is limited I've found Lotka-Volterra equations which describe exactly this type of interactions (in order for some bacteria to increase others need to decrease). My question is: are there any other methods which describe such process or could be extended to do so?

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    $\begingroup$ Which entities are you talking about? Can you please contextualize your problem? $\endgroup$ – nbro Feb 4 '20 at 15:38
  • $\begingroup$ I've added a bit of context. Hopefully is more clear now. $\endgroup$ – razvanc92 Feb 4 '20 at 15:45
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think this is the right stackexchange for this question... unless you're looking for an answer involving neural networks? In which case, having a more clearly well-defined question is needed. $\endgroup$ – Anon Feb 5 '20 at 3:17
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    $\begingroup$ If it were about competing bacteria that colonize some physical area in a film, i'd say simulations like Agent Based Modelling, boids and the like. See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacteria_collective_motion However, I dont know if this would apply to a pool where there may be little local interaction/competition between individual cells. $\endgroup$ – Ivana Feb 5 '20 at 9:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Anon you're right, it might be a bit off topic, I was searching for relevant literature or at least some starting points. Or if any of you are aware of neural network that mimics Lotka-Volterra. $\endgroup$ – razvanc92 Feb 6 '20 at 15:26

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