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Models and their local stability

  • Stuart L. Pimm
Part of the Population and Community Biology book series (PCB)


This chapter presents several models of population change and examines some simple but approximate methods for determining their stability. In the next chapter, I shall consider alternative and more complex stability criteria.


Jacobian Matrix Large Eigenvalue Local Stability Equilibrium Density Predation Community 
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© Stuart L. Pimm 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart L. Pimm
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  1. 1.Graduate Program in Ecology and Department of ZoologyUniversity of TennesseeUSA

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