Stable Points, Stable Cycles and Chaos
We proceed now to look at the dynamics of a population with a life history in which successive generations do not overlap one another. Some types of fishes, such as the salmon, as well as many kinds of insects live in this way. The parent generation leaves its eggs before it dies in the fall. The eggs then winter over, and the young emerge in the spring. The potential for bizarre population trajectories exists; consider for example the thirteen year periodic cicada. Our goal will be to try to discover the range of behavior which is possible.
KeywordsTuning Parameter Periodic Point Linearize Stability Analysis Librium Point Stable Point
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