Bifurcations and Chaos in a Periodic Predator-Prey Model

Kuznetsov YA, Muratori S, & Rinaldi S (1991). Bifurcations and Chaos in a Periodic Predator-Prey Model. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-91-033


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The model most often used by ecologists to describe interactions between predator and prey populations is analyzed in this paper with reference to the case of periodically varying parameters. A complete bifurcation diagram for periodic solutions of period one and two is obtained by means of a continuation technique. The results perfectly agree with the local theory of periodically forced Hopf bifurcation. The two classical routes to chaos, i.e., cascade of period doublings and torus destruction, are numerically detected.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 17:15

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