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Title: Low- and high-frequency oscillations in a food chain where one of the competing species feeds on the other
Authors: Y. Lenbury
C. Likasiri
Mahidol University
Keywords: Computer Science;Mathematics
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1994
Citation: Mathematical and Computer Modelling. Vol.20, No.7 (1994), 71-89
Abstract: In this paper, we analyze the behavior of a three-species food chain, in which two predators compete for the same prey while one of the predators feeds on the other. Prey is logistic, while predators have the Holling type functional responses. The time responses of the trophic levels are assumed to increase from bottom to top. Using a singular perturbation approach, the structure of the corresponding attractors and the nature of the transients are analyzed. It is shown that the model system can exhibit low-frequency cycles with bursts of high-frequency oscillations developing when the two predators are fairly efficient. Explicit conditions are derived which separate the various dynamic structures and identify, in particular, the limit cycles composed of alternate slow and fast transitions. Computer simulations are then presented to support our theoretical predictions. © 1994.
ISSN: 08957177
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