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A single predator multiple prey model with prey mutation

Mullan, Rory, Abernethy, Gavin M., Glass, David H. and McCartney, Mark (2016) A single predator multiple prey model with prey mutation. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 40 . pp. 51-70. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2016.04.013

Abstract

A multiple species predator-prey model is expanded with the introduction of a coupled map lattice for the prey, allowing the prey to mutate discretely into other prey species. The model is examined in its single predator, multiple mutating prey form. Two unimodal maps are used for the underlying dynamics of the prey species, with different predation strategies being used. Conclusions are drawn on how varying the control parameters of the model governs the overall behaviour and survival of the species. It is observed that in such a complex system, with multiple mutating prey, a large range of non-linear dynamics is possible.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Predator–prey; Multiple species; Mutation; Predation strategies
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ID Code:34619
Deposited By: Dr David Glass
Deposited On:16 May 2016 08:58
Last Modified:22 May 2017 09:19

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