The new Master's program of UTMN X-BIO will include topical research as cases for students to study.
Evgeny Burlakov, Ph.D., a postdoc of the Mathematical Biology Research Group of the UTMN X-BIO Institute, took part in joint research with colleagues from three Norwegian universities: the Arctic University of Norway, Nord University and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
The results of the study showed the interconnection between the fluctuation of the coastal fisheries' profitability and its connection to an increase/decrease in production rates. It also revealed a connection between the intensity of indirect economic damage caused by the deterioration of the ecological state of water resources and changes in government revenues received from taxation of the private fishing sector, which in turn depends on the condition of exploited waters.
The study is an example of a successful application of the mathematical methods in the study of the complex problem of ecology and economics. This topical research was included as a case in the new master's program "Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics", launched at the X-BIO Institute.
The article prepared by the team of the researches based on the results of their joint work can be read in the journal "Ecological Complexity".
Source: UTMN Department of Strategic Communications