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Dynamics of diffusive modified Previte-Hoffman food web model

1 Mathematics Department, College of Science and Humanities in Al-Kharj, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Engineering Mathematics and Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt
3 Department of Basic Science, Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Suez Canal University, Ismailia 41522, Egypt

Special Issues: Advances in Ecological Modelling

This paper formulates and analyzes a modified Previte-Hoffman food web with mixed functional responses. We investigate the existence, uniqueness, positivity and boundedness of the proposed model’s solutions. The asymptotic local and global stability of the steady states are discussed. Analytical study of the proposed model reveals that it can undergo supercritical Hopf bifurcation. Furthermore, analysis of Turing instability in spatiotemporal version of the model is carried out where regions of pattern creation in parameters space are obtained. Using detailed numerical simulations for the diffusive and non-diffusive cases, the theoretical findings are verified for distinct sets of parameters.
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