Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 83, Issue 3, pp 1409–1418

Stability and Hopf bifurcation of a predator–prey model with stage structure and time delay for the prey

Original Paper


A predator–prey system with stage structure and time delay for the prey is investigated. By analyzing the corresponding characteristic equations, the local stability of a positive equilibrium and two boundary equilibria of the system is discussed, respectively. By using persistence theory on infinite dimensional systems and comparison argument, respectively, sufficient conditions are obtained for the global stability of the positive equilibrium and one of the boundary equilibria of the proposed system. Further, the existence of a Hopf bifurcation at the positive equilibrium is studied. Numerical simulations are carried out to illustrate the main results.


Predator–prey model Stage structure Time delay  Local and global stability Hopf bifurcation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and PhysicsBohai UniversityJinzhouPeoples’s Republic of China

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