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A multiple phenotype predator–prey model with mutation

Abernethy, Gavin M., Mullan, Rory, Glass, David H. and McCartney, Mark (2016) A multiple phenotype predator–prey model with mutation. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 465 . pp. 762-774. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2016.08.037


An existing multiple phenotype predator–prey model is expanded to include mutation amongst the predator phenotypes. Two unimodal maps are used for the underlying dynamics of the prey. A predation strategy is also defined which differs for each of the predators in the model. Results show that the introduction of predator mutation enhances predator survival both in terms of the number of phenotypes and total population for a range of values of the predation rate. In general, the dominant predator phenotype is the one which is most focused on the prey phenotype with the largest population.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Predator–prey; Mutation; Coupled map lattice; Predation strategy; Ricker map; Logistic map
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:36187
Deposited By: Dr David Glass
Deposited On:28 Oct 2016 10:44
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:26

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