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Role of quantity of additional food to predators as a control in predator-prey systems with relevance to pest management and biological conservation.
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PMID:  21061077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Necessity to understand the role of additional food as a tool in biological control programs is being increasingly felt, particularly due to its eco-friendly nature. A thorough mathematical analysis in this direction revealed the vital role of quality and quantity of the additional food in the controllability of the predator-prey systems. In this article controllability of the additional food--provided predator-prey system is studied from perspectives of pest eradication and biological conservation. Time optimal paths have been constructed to drive the state of the system to a desired terminal state by choosing quantity of the additional food as control variable. The theory developed in this article has been illustrated by solving problems related to pest eradication and biological conservation.
Authors:
P D N Srinivasu; B S R V Prasad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of mathematical biology     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1522-9602     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull. Math. Biol.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401404     Medline TA:  Bull Math Biol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2249-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530 003, India. pdns@rediffmail.com
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