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Prey-predator “Host-parasite” Models with Adaptive Dispersal: Application to Social Animals

Abstract Foraging strategies in social animals are often shaped by change in an organism's natural surrounding. Foraging behavior can hence be highly plastic, time, and condition dependent. The motivation of my research is to explore the effects of dispersal behavior in predators or parasites on population dynamics in heterogeneous environments by developing varied models in different contexts through closely working with ecologists. My models include Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE)-type meta population models and Delay Differential Equation (DDE) models with validation through data. I applied dynamical theory and bifurcation theory with carefully designed numerical simulations to have a better understanding on the profitability and cost o... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Messan, Komi Segno (Author) / Kang, Yun (Advisor) / Castillo-Chavez, Carlos (Advisor) / Degrandi-Hoffman, Gloria D (Committee member) / janssen, Marco A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Applied mathematics
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 156 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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