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Effects of additional food on an ecoepidemic model with time delay on infection
Published in Elsevier Inc.
Volume: 245
Pages: 17 - 35
We propose a predator-prey ecoepidemic model with parasitic infection in the prey. We assume infection time delay as the time of transmission of disease from susceptible to infectious prey. We examine the effects of supplying additional food to predator in the proposed model. The essential theoretical properties of the model such as local and global stability and in addition bifurcation analysis is done. The parameter thresholds at which the system admits a Hopf bifurcation are investigated in presence of additional food with non-zero time lag. The conditions for permanence of the system are also determined in this paper. Theoretical analysis results are verified through numerical simulations. By supplying additional food we can control predator population in the model. Most important observation is that we can control parasitic infection of prey species by supplying additional food to predator. Eliminating the most infectious individuals from the prey population, predator quarantine the infected prey and prevent the spreading of disease. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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JournalData powered by TypesetApplied Mathematics and Computation
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier Inc.
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