Predator-Prey Models

  • Bruce Hannon
  • Matthias Ruth
Part of the Modeling Dynamic Systems book series (MDS)


In this chapter we continue to model multispecies assemblages. But in contrast to the previous chapter, the two-species model developed here consists of a predator population and a prey population (Fig. 18.1). Both are present within a given area with a specified carrying capacity.


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    For modifications of the predator-prey models with oscillations around population equilibria and stable limit cycles see Swart, J. 1990. A System Dynamics Approach to Predator-Prey Modeling, System Dynamics Review, Vol. 6, pp. 94–99.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Hannon
    • 1
  • Matthias Ruth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography and National Center for Supercomputing ApplicationsUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.School of Public AffairsUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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