Predator-prey models

  • Mimmo Iannelli
  • Andrea Pugliese
Part of the UNITEXT book series (UNITEXT, volume 79)


Stories of lambs and wolves have been told since a very long time and the interaction between predators and preys represent the most dramatic aspect of the struggle for life 2. The incipit of Fedro's fable seems to deal with a case of competition … for the resource of a rivum eundem … but we should not trust on the wolf's complaint … since the beginning of the world wolves are wolves and lambs are lambs … each of the two species plays a precise role in the scheme of Nature … the struggle is unfair and the conclusion well expected …


Functional Response Positive Equilibrium Basic Reproduction Number Volterra Model Coexistence Equilibrium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mimmo Iannelli
    • 1
  • Andrea Pugliese
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TrentoItaly

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