The Mystery Behind Predator-Prey Cycles in a Glass of Water
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- Predator and Prey; dynamic biological system; cyclic dynamics; coherent/non-coherent oscillations; stochastic
Ecological models such as predator-prey cycles are one of the most fundamental ecological phenomena. The original theory proposed by Alfred J. Lotka has frequently been used to describe the dynamic of biological systems. A variety of deterministic mathematical models indicate that these variations are caused by internal nonlinear interactions among species, which would provide fundamental insights into and predictions of interacting populations’ dynamics. This paper describes a literature review (LR) of journal articles published in 2019 by Gregor F. Fussmann from McGill University and his team researchers from the Universities of Oldenburg and Potsdam in long-term cyclic persistence in an experimental predator–prey system. The researchers employed a microbial experimental system to see if these predator-prey population cycles occur naturally because of the two species’ interactions or if they are caused by external factors. The microcosm experiments over 10 years have now successfully confirmed that the regular oscillation predator-prey cycle can persist over a long period of time. The findings demonstrate that predator and prey populations can persist eternally under a cyclic dynamic regime that is resilient in the face of unanticipated events, and a potential mathematical model that the stochasticity for the non-coherent oscillations.
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TY - CONF AU - Haihui Yan PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - The Mystery Behind Predator-Prey Cycles in a Glass of Water BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 243 EP - 246 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.045 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.045 ID - Yan2022 ER -