Qualitative analysis of a predator-prey model with constant-rate prey harvesting incorporating a constant prey refuge. (English) Zbl 1203.34070

Authors’ summary: We consider a predator-prey model with Holling type II functional response incorporating a constant prey refuge and a constant-rate prey harvesting. Depending on the constant prey refuge \(m\), which provides a condition for protecting \(m\) of prey from predation, and the constant-rate prey harvesting, some sufficient conditions for the instability and global stability of the equilibria, and the existence and uniqueness of limit cycles of the model are obtained. We also show the influences of prey refuge and harvesting efforts on equilibrium density values. Numerical simulations are carried out to illustrate the feasibility of the obtained results and the dependence of the dynamic behavior on the harvesting efforts or prey refuge.


34C60 Qualitative investigation and simulation of ordinary differential equation models
92D25 Population dynamics (general)
34C05 Topological structure of integral curves, singular points, limit cycles of ordinary differential equations
34D23 Global stability of solutions to ordinary differential equations
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