By Mimmo Iannelli, Andrea Pugliese (auth.)

This publication is an advent to mathematical biology for college kids without adventure in biology, yet who've a few mathematical heritage. The paintings is targeted on inhabitants dynamics and ecology, following a practice that is going again to Lotka and Volterra, and contains a half dedicated to the unfold of infectious illnesses, a box the place mathematical modeling is intensely renowned. those topics are used because the zone the place to appreciate kinds of mathematical modeling and the potential which means of qualitative contract of modeling with info. The e-book additionally encompasses a collections of difficulties designed to procedure extra complicated questions. This fabric has been utilized in the classes on the college of Trento, directed at scholars of their fourth 12 months of experiences in arithmetic. it could actually even be used as a reference because it offers updated advancements in numerous areas.

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31) K In this case, the growth rate has the form r(N) = r 1 − N K − aP∗ , and the term aP∗ (predation rate) is an extra mortality term giving the fraction of individuals dying in the unit of time, due to the predation mechanisms. 31) we study the action of a generalist predator on a prey due to predator attacks subjected to a logistic effect. By the transformation t → t˜ = rt, u= N , K we rescale the model into u (t) = F(u(t)) = (1 − u(t))u(t) − ρ u(t), ∗ where ρ = aPr is a dimensionless parameter, measuring the action of the predator.

This will depend on the effort itself, and a ﬁrst task is to understand how steady states depend on E. 38) there are the following equilibria, expressed as functions of E, hE N0∗ (E) ≡ 0, N1∗ (E) = 1 − K r which lead to the bifurcation graph shown in Fig. 14. Thus we see that, in order to preserve the population from extinction, it must be 0 ≤ E < hr . When the system has attained the non trivial steady state N1∗ (E), the total yield in unit time, as a function of the effort E, is Y (E) = hEN1∗ (E) = hE 1 − hE r K.

A different combination of fertility and mortality makes this picture different from that of Fig. 5. gov and is called the stable population proﬁle (see Figs. 6).