Prey–Predator Dynamics with Two Predator Types and Michaelis–Menten Predator Harvesting

  • Haniyeh Fattahpour
  • Wayne NagataEmail author
  • Hamid R. Z. Zangeneh
Original Research


We consider the population dynamics of prey under the effect of the two types of predators. One of the predator types is harvested, modelled with a term with a Michaelis–Menten type functional form. Besides local stability analysis, we are interested that how harvesting could directly affect the dynamics of the ecosystem, such as existence and dynamics of coexistence equilibria and periodic solutions. Theoretical and numerical methods are used to study the role played by several bifurcations in the mathematical models.


Prey population Two types of predator Michaelis–Menten type functional Harvesting Stability Bifurcation 



The authors acknowledge financial support from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) of Islamic Republic of Iran, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesIsfahan University of TechnologyIsfahanIran
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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