Chaos in a Competitive Species Model

Type of Submission



Competitive species model

Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Alumni Hall


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 5:00 PM



This presentation looks at a symmetrically coupled logistic equation, proposed by Lopez-Ruiz and Foumier-Prumaret, that mimics the competitive interaction between two species. For a certain range of values for an interaction variable, the two species can coexist. The calculation of a Lyapunov exponent, however, shows that the model will lead to chaos, making it impossible to predict the outcome of the interaction between the two species for certain values of the interaction variable.

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Apr 10th, 1:00 PM Apr 10th, 5:00 PM

Chaos in a Competitive Species Model

Cedarville, OH