The dynamics of a general nonlinear Leslie matrix model for a semelparous population is investigated. We are especially concerned with the attractivity of the single-class state, in which all but one cohort (or year-class) are missing. Our result shows that the single-class state is attractive if inter-class competition is severe. Conversely, if intra-class competition is severe, the single-class state is repelling. Numerical investigations show that all classes do not necessarily coexist even if the single-class state is repelling.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)