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Coarse Dynamics for Coarse Modeling: An Example From Population Biology
AbstractNetworks have become a popular way to concisely represent complex nonlinear systems where the interactions and parameters are imprecisely known. One challenge is how best to describe the associated dynamics, which can exhibit complicated behavior sensitive to small changes in parameters. A recently developed computational approach that we refer to as a database for dynamics provides a robust and mathematically rigorous description of global dynamics over large ranges of parameter space. To demonstrate the potential of this approach we consider two classical age-structured population models that share the same network diagram and have a similar nonlinear overcompensatory term, but nevertheless yield different patterns of qualitative behavior as a function of parameters. Using a generalization of these models we relate the different structure of the dynamics that are observed in the context of biologically relevant questions such as stable oscillations in populations, bistability, and permanence.
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Bush, J.; Mischaikow, K. Coarse Dynamics for Coarse Modeling: An Example From Population Biology. Entropy 2014, 16, 3379-3400.View more citation formats
Bush J, Mischaikow K. Coarse Dynamics for Coarse Modeling: An Example From Population Biology. Entropy. 2014; 16(6):3379-3400.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bush, Justin; Mischaikow, Konstantin. 2014. "Coarse Dynamics for Coarse Modeling: An Example From Population Biology." Entropy 16, no. 6: 3379-3400.