Biological control does not imply paradox

Bo Deng, Shannon Jessie, Glenn Ledder, Alex Rand, Sarah Srodulski

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Is the classical predator-prey theory inherently pathological? Defenders of the theory are losing ground in the debate. We will demonstrate that detractors' main argument is based on a faulty model, and that the conceptual and predictive bases of the theory are fundamentally sound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalMathematical Biosciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2007


  • Biological control
  • Holling Type II functional form
  • Intraspecific interference predator-prey model
  • Ratio-dependent predation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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