Mathematics and Statistics

Grad Seminar: Dynamics of the Wangersky-Cunningham Predator-Prey Model

Author: UNB

Posted on Dec 2, 2013

Category: Seminars and Colloquia

Graduate Seminar

Dynamics of the Wangersky-Cunningham Predator-Prey Model

Xi Hu (UNB)
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Tilley Hall Room 104
The Wangersky-Cunningham predator-prey model is a two dimensional model which adds a time lag into the Lotka-Volterra predator-prey model. The Wangersky-Cunningham Model assumes that the predator does not immediately convert consumed prey into predator numbers, resulting in a time-lag between prey death and predator growth. In this talk, I will discuss the local stabilities and bifurcations of Wangersky-Cunningham Model and show that the introduction of the time lag can destabilize the equilibria and lead to oscillations.
Xi Hu is a graduate student of the Mathematics/Statistics GAU
This talk is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree