Transitions in density dependent harvesting of a logistic population in a slowly varying environment

Tatjana Grozdanovski, John Shepherd, Andrew Stacey

Abstract


We previously applied a multiscale method to construct general analytic approximations to the solution of a harvested logistic system, where the system parameters vary slowly in time and the harvesting was maintained at either subcritical or supercritical levels---representing survival or extinction of the population. This article extends these results by including an analytic approximation through the transition from subcritical harvesting to supercritical harvesting. This approximates the population as it is driven from a surviving population to extinction by over harvesting. These results compare favourably with numerical solutions.

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Keywords


harvesting, multiscaling, slowly varying

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v51i0.2582



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