A functioning food web is the basis of a functioning community and ecosystem. Thus, it is important to understand the dynamics that control species behaviors and interactions. Alterations to the fundamental dynamics can prove detrimental to the future success of our environment. Research and analysis focus on the global dynamics involved in intraguild predation (IGP), a three species subsystem involving both competition and predation. A mathematical model is derived using differential equations based on pre-existing models to accurately predict species behavior.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-92)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Applied biological sciences