Effects of Nonlinear Growth and Death Rates for the Predator in Predator-Prey Type Models
Following a recent paper by Terry  and a recent work of the two authors , in the present work we study the effects of nonlinear (w.r.t. the functional response) growth and death ratesfor the predator by comparing models incorporating such rates with the classical models with a linear growth rateand a constant death rate.В
We study a three-dimensional ODE system modelling the interactions between a predator population andtwo independent preys---existence and stability of equilibria, persistence conditions, etc. as well asuse numerical simulations in order to make comparison with the classical models, see e.g. .
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