Dynamics of a plant-herbivore model with toxin-induced functional response.

@article{Li2010DynamicsOA,
  title={Dynamics of a plant-herbivore model with toxin-induced functional response.},
  author={Ya Li and Zhaosheng Feng},
  journal={Mathematical biosciences and engineering : MBE},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          149-69
        }
}
Traditional functional responses for plant-herbivore interactions do not take into account explicitly the effect of plant toxin. However, considerable evidence suggests that toxins set upper limits on food intake for many species of herbivorous vertebrates. In this paper, a mathematical model for plant-herbivore interactions mediated by toxin-determined functional response is studied. The model consists of three ordinary differential equations describing one herbivore population and two plant… CONTINUE READING