Predator-Prey Models

  • Bruce Hannon
  • Matthias Ruth

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Migration Ghost 

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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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