Daphnia revisited: Local stability and bifurcation theory for physiologically structured population models explained by way of an example

Diekmann O, Gyllenberg M, Metz JAJ, Nakaoka S, & de Roos AM (2010). Daphnia revisited: Local stability and bifurcation theory for physiologically structured population models explained by way of an example. Journal of Mathematical Biology 61 (2): 277-318. DOI:10.1007/s00285-009-0299-y.

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Abstract

We consider the interaction between a general size-structured consumer population and an unstructured resource. We show that stability properties and bifurcation phenomena can be understood in terms of solutions of a system of two delay equations (a renewal equation for the consumer population birth rate coupled to a delay differetial equation for the resource concentration). As many results for such systems are available, we can draw rigorous conclusions concerning dynamical behaviour from an analysis of a characteristic equation. We derive the characteristic equation for a fairly general class of population models, including those based on the Kooijman-Metz Daphnia model and a model introduced by Gurney-Nisbet and Jones et al., and next obtain various ecological insights by analytical or numerical studies of special cases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physiologically structured population models; Size-structure; Delay equations; Linearised sability; Characteristic equation
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
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Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 11:54
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9250

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