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Department of Mathematics

University of Sussex

G5106: Introduction to Mathematical Biology

Workshop 1

Continuous population models

Question 1.

dN

= N g(N ), given N (0) = N0

dt

where g(N ) is a nonlinear function of the population density. For the following models,

find the steady states, investigate their linear stability and explain the behaviour of N (t)

for small and large N :

g(N ) = re−βN ;

(b) Beverton-Holt model:

r

g(N ) = .

α+N

Assume that r > 0, α > 0, β > 0.

Question 2.

Consider a logistically growing population that is grazed upon by predators which can be

assumed constant in population size. The model equation reads

dN N γN

= rN 1− − , (1)

dt K 1 + hN

where N is the population size, r is an intrinsic growth rate, K is the carrying capacity,

γ is the maximum predation rate and h is the handling time of the predators. Assume

that r >, K > 0, γ > 0 and h > 0.

dx αx

= x(1 − x) − , (2)

dτ 1 + βx

where α = γ/r and β = hK.

1

Introduction to Mathematical Biology (G5106) 2019-20 Workshop 1

αx

h(x) = x(1 − x) and g(x) = .

1 + βx

Find the slope of functions h(x) and g(x) and thus by varying the value of the

parameter α in system (2), determine how many steady states are possible?

(c) Find the steady states in terms of the parameters α and β.

(d) Consider separately the cases of α > 1 and α < 1 and check how many steady states

the system (2) can have. In the case of α > 1, show that for the steady states to be

biologically relevant, the following condition on the parameter α should be satisfied:

(β + 1)2

α< .

4β

Question 3.

The predation P (N ) on a population N (t) is very fast and a model for the prey N (t)

satisfies

N2

dN N

= RN 1 − − P 1 − exp − 2 , (3)

dt K A

where 0 < ≤ 1 and R, K, P and A are positive constants.

(a) If the units of N are density, and those of t are time, what are the dimensions of R,

K, P , A and ?

2

du u u

= ru 1− − 1 − exp − ,

dτ q

N P AR K

(c) Show that u = , τ = t, r = and q = are non-dimensional.

A A P A

(d) Demonstrate that there are three possible non-zero steady states for large enough u

if r and q lie in a domain in r − q space given approximately by r q > 4.

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