Lotka-Volterra, the logistic equation, and Isle Royale

By Stephen Malcolm

Western Michigan University

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Students work through the basic Lotka-Volterra predator prey model using an example in which the prey exhibit density independence.  Students then incorporate density dependence of prey items using several different features of Populus.

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  • Malcom, S. BIOS 3010: Ecology, Laboratory 6: Lotka-Volterra, the logistic equation & Isle Royale. http://homepages.wmich.edu/~malcolm/BIOS3010-ecology/Labs/Lab06-3010L-VHerbivory.htm. Last accessed on 30 January 2015.


Alison N Hale

University of Pittsburgh