Agent-based model in biology

Image by/from D. Dibenski Agent-based models have many applications in biology, primarily due to the characteristics of the modeling method. Agent-based modeling is a rule-based, computational modeling methodology that focuses on rules and interactions among the individual components or the agents of the system. The goal of this modeling method is to generate populations of … Read more

Alisma triviale

Image by/from Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 94. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Alisma triviale, the northern water plantain, is a perennial semi-aquatic or aquatic plant in the water-plantain family (Alismataceae) that is native to Canada (including the Northwest Territories), the United States … Read more

Alisma plantago-aquatica

Image by/from Christian Fischer Alisma plantago-aquatica, also known as European water-plantain, common water-plantain or mad-dog weed, is a perennial flowering aquatic plant widespread across most of Europe and Asia from Portugal and Morocco to Japan, Kamchatka and Vietnam. It is also regarded as native in northern and central Africa as far south as Tanzania. It … Read more

Aeschynomene aspera

Image by/from RIT RAJARSHI Aeschynomene aspera is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae. It is also known by the names sola, shola (Bengali শোলা) sola pith plant, pith plant, laugauni (Hindi) or Netti (Tamil). Pith of low density from this plant is used to make hats known as pith helmets or sola … Read more

Alisma subcordatum

Image by/from Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester, PA. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute. Alisma subcordatum, the American water plantain, is a perennial aquatic plant in the water-plantain family (Alismataceae). This plant grows to about 3 feet (1 meter) … Read more

Achenyo Idachaba

Image by/from US Army Corps of Engineers (photographer not specified) Achenyo Idachaba (c. 1970-) is an American-born entrepreneur working in Nigeria. She won the Cartier Initiative Award for women in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2014. Her TED talk has had over a 1.6 million views. Idachaba came to notice after she moved to Ibadan, Nigeria, in … Read more


Image by/from WikiMedia Commons Aldrovanda /ˌaldrəˈvandə/ is a genus of carnivorous plants encompassing one extant species (Aldrovanda vesiculosa, the waterwheel plant) and numerous extinct taxa. The genus is named in honor of the Italian naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi, the founder of the Botanical Garden of Bologna, Orto Botanico dell’Universita di Bologna. Aldrovanda vesiculosa has been reported … Read more

Alisma gramineum

Image by/from Gary Larson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. West Region, Sacramento, CA. Alisma geyeri Alisma gramineum is a small aquatic plant in the water-plantain family. It has several common names including narrowleaf water-plantain, ribbonleaf water-plantain or ribbon-leaved water-plantain, and grass-leaved water-plantain. It … Read more

Alisma lanceolatum

Image by/from Gordon Leppig & Andrea J. Pickart Alisma lanceolatum is a species of aquatic plant in the water plantain family known by the common names lanceleaf water plantain and narrow-leaved water plantain. It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and temperate Asia. It is naturalized in Australia, New Zealand, Oregon, California and British Columbia. … Read more

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