Models of the influence of predation on aspect diversity in prey populations

Simon A. Levin, Lee A. Segel

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Abstract

By considering a model incorporating behavioral changes by predators and prey evolution, we demonstrate how under certain conditions apostatic predation influences the maintenance of diversity within prey populations, and among different prey species. Further, we estimate the intrinsic "diversity" wavelength of the system when apostasy combines with other factors to lead to nonuniform distributions of prey along aspect gradients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-284
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of mathematical biology
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics

Keywords

  • Apostasis
  • Aspect diversity
  • Predator-prey
  • Switching

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