Bifurcations of a class of singular biological economic models. (English) Zbl 1197.37129

Summary: This paper studies systematically a prey-predator singular biological economic model with time delay. It shows that this model exhibits two bifurcation phenomena when the economic profit is zero. One is transcritical bifurcation which changes the stability of the system, and the other is singular induced bifurcation which indicates that zero economic profit brings impulse, i.e., rapid expansion of the population in biological explanation. On the other hand, if the economic profit is positive, at a critical value of bifurcation parameter, the system undergoes a Hopf bifurcation, i.e., the increase of delay destabilizes the system and bifurcates into small amplitude periodic solution. Finally, by using Matlab software, numerical simulations illustrate the effectiveness of the results obtained here. In addition, we study numerically that the system undergoes a saddle-node bifurcation when the bifurcation parameter goes through critical value of positive economic profit.
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37N25 Dynamical systems in biology
92D25 Population dynamics (general)
34C23 Bifurcation theory for ordinary differential equations
34D20 Stability of solutions to ordinary differential equations
34K60 Qualitative investigation and simulation of models involving functional-differential equations
91B76 Environmental economics (natural resource models, harvesting, pollution, etc.)


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