, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 401-411

The stabilizing role of cannibalism in a predator-prey system

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Abstract

Cannibalism can have a stabilizing effect in a predator-prey system. Contrary to the intuitive expectation cannibalism of the predator leads to an increase of the standing stocks of both, prey and predator.