Species diversity and predation strategies in a multiple species predator-prey model

Rory Mullan, DH Glass, M McCartney

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A single predator, single prey ecological model, in which the behaviour of the populations relies upon two control parameters has been expanded to allow for multiple predators and prey to occupy the ecosystem. The diversity of the ecosystem that develops as the model runs is analysed by assessing how many predator or prey species survive. Predation strategies that dictate how the predators distribute their efforts across the prey are introduced in this multiple species model. The paper analyses various predation strategies and highlights their effect on the survival of the predators and prey species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-135
Number of pages8
JournalCommunications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
Issue number1-3
Early online date7 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Aug 2015


  • Predator–prey
  • Multispecies discrete time
  • Predation strategies
  • Species survival rates


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