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Basins of Attraction in Stage Structured Populations

By Georgia Waite Pfeiffer

Abstract

The interaction between invasive and native species can be modeled through a Lefkovitch model using stage structured populations. In this study, we analyze population dynamics of a stage structured population, computing a basin of attraction around the non-trivial attracting equilibrium.This model can be naturally extended to include two or more species in which inter- and intra-specific competition is expressed through a density dependent fertility term. Preliminary results for the two species model will be discussed

Topics: Basins of attraction, Lefkovitch, Stage structured
Publisher: College of William and Mary
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:digitalarchive.wm.edu:10288/13701
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