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Diffusive instability in a prey-predator system with time-dependent diffusivity. (English) Zbl 1032.37053
Summary: An ecological model for prey-predator planktonic species has been considered, in which the growth of prey has been assumed to follow a Holling type II function. The model consists of two reaction-diffusion equations and we extend it to time-varying diffusivity for plankton population. A comparative study of local stability in case of constant diffusivity and time varying diffusivity has been performed. It has been found that the system would be more stable with time varying diffusivity depending upon the values of system parameter.

37N25 Dynamical systems in biology
92D40 Ecology
92D25 Population dynamics (general)
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