# Effects of Temperature Fluctuations on Oscillating Biological Systems

Effects of Temperature Fluctuations on Oscillating Biological Systems

This Demonstration simulates the possible effects of temperature fluctuations on the evolution of oscillating biological populations or systems. It is based on the assumptions that: the amplitude and frequency of the natural oscillation increase with temperature in the pertinent range; the momentary growth rate is the rate at the momentary temperature at the time that corresponds to population size or system state; and the temperature fluctuation pattern can be described by a sum of two sinusoidal terms.