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Doctor of Philosophy


Applied Mathematics


Zou, Xingfu


Studying and modelling the interaction between predators and prey have been one of the central topics in ecology and evolutionary biology. In this thesis, we study two different aspects of predator-prey interaction: direct effect and indirect effect.

Firstly, we study the direct predation between predators and prey in a patchy landscape.

Secondly, we study indirect effects between predators and prey.

Thirdly, we extend our previous model by incorporating a stage-structure into prey.

Finally, we further extend our previous model by incorporating spatial structures into modelling.