Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 401–411

The stabilizing role of cannibalism in a predator-prey system

  • C. Kohlmeier
  • W. Ebenhöh

DOI: 10.1007/BF02460632

Cite this article as:
Kohlmeier, C. & Ebenhöh, W. Bltn Mathcal Biology (1995) 57: 401. doi:10.1007/BF02460632


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Kohlmeier
    • 1
  • W. Ebenhöh
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich MathematikCarl von Ossietzky Universität OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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