A nonlinear continuous-time model for a semelparous species.

Periodical semelparous insects such as cicadas and May beetles exhibit synchronization in age classes such that only one age class is present at any point of time. This leads to outbreaks of adults as they all reach maturity around the same time. Discrete-time models of semelparous species have shown that this type of synchronous cycling can occur as a… (More)