Environmental periodicity and time delays in a “food-limited” population model. (English) Zbl 0701.92021

Summary: Sufficient conditions are obtained for the existence of a globally attracting positive periodic solution of the food-limited population system modelled by the equation \[ \dot N(t)=r(t)((K(t)-N(t- m\omega))/(K(t)+c(t)r(t)N(t-m\omega))), \] where m is a nonnegative integer and K,r,c are continuous, positive, periodic functions of period \(\omega\).


92D40 Ecology
34C25 Periodic solutions to ordinary differential equations
34K99 Functional-differential equations (including equations with delayed, advanced or state-dependent argument)
92D25 Population dynamics (general)
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