Mixed-mode oscillations and chaos in a prey-predator system with dormancy of predators

Masataka Kuwamura, Hayato Chiba

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Abstract

It is shown that the dormancy of predators induces mixed-mode oscillations and chaos in the population dynamics of a prey-predator system under certain conditions. The mixed-mode oscillations and chaos are shown to bifurcate from a coexisting equilibrium by means of the theory of fast-slow systems. These results may help to find experimental conditions under which one can demonstrate chaotic population dynamics in a simple phytoplankton-zooplankton (-resting eggs) community in a microcosm with a short duration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043121
JournalChaos
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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