Authors : Jawdat Alebraheem and Yahya Abu-Hasan
Abstract: Understanding the dynamics of predator-prey species can lead us to insights in the species interactions. In this study, a Mathematical Model of two predators sharing a prey in a homogeneous environment is introduced where different functional responses are used to describe rates of consumption of the prey. The model represents a Kolmogorov Type Prey Predator System. The equilibrium points of the system are obtained and their stability is discussed. The conditions of coexistence and extinction for the predators are obtained for a non-periodic solution and this depends on the conversion efficiency of prey biomass into predator offspring.
Jawdat Alebraheem and Yahya Abu-Hasan, 2013. Efficient Biomass Conversion and its Effect on the Existence of Predators in a Predator-Prey System. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 286-295.