Behaviour of simple population models under ecological processes

  title={Behaviour of simple population models under ecological processes},
  author={Somdatta Sinha and Subbiah Parthasarathy},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
The two most popular and extensively-used discrete models of population growth display the generic bifurcation structure of a hierarchy of period-doubling sequence to chaos with increasing growth rates. In this paper we show that these two models, though they belong to a general class of one-dimensional maps, show very different dynamics when important ecological processes such as immigration and emigration/depletion, are considered. It is important that ecologists recognize the differences… CONTINUE READING
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