Numerical Analysis of a Size-Structured Population Model with a Dynamical Resource
Keywords:structured population models, numerical methods, convergence, Daphnia magna
AbstractIn this paper, we analyze the convergence of a second order numerical method for the approximation of a size-structured population model whose dependency on the environment is managed by the evolution of a vital resource. Optimal rate of convergence is derived. Numerical experiments are also reported to demonstrate the predicted accuracy of the scheme. Also, it is applied for the solution of a problem that describes the dynamics of a Daphnia magna population, paying attention to the unstable case.
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