A mathematical model for the temporal pattern of a population structure, with particular reference to the flour beetle: II. Competition between species
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The effect of competition between species is considered in terms of a mathematical model. It is found that, except for special relations among the parameters, only one species should remain, as is found experimentally. It is also found that unless new factors arise in the competition, one can calculate an index to predict which of the two species is most likely to become extinct. The index involves quantities measured from isolated populations. A preliminary extimate yields satisfactory values when compared with the experimental results of competition.
KeywordsTemporal Pattern Survival Function Biophysics Volume Pupal Stage Lower Case Letter
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