Predator-Prey Models

  • Bruce Hannon
  • Matthias Ruth


In the ecological models of the previous chapters much attention is given to the dynamics of a single population. In contrast, in this chapter we concentrate on the dynamics of interspecies interactions. The two-species model consists of a predator population and a prey population. Both are present within a given area with a specified carrying capacity. The birth rates for predators and prey are given exogenously, yet the number of births depends on predator-prey interaction and the carrying capacity of their ecosystem. Similarly, the deaths of predators and prey depend on their interaction—the prey consumed by predators.


Migration Rate Prey Population Predator Population Interspecies Interaction Cellular Configuration 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Hannon
    • 1
  • Matthias Ruth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Center for Energy and Environmental StudiesBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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