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Harvesting and dynamics in some one-dimensional population models. (English) Zbl 1317.92065
AlSharawi, Ziyad (ed.) et al., Theory and applications of difference equations and discrete dynamical systems. ICDEA, Muscat, Oman, May 26–30, 2013. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-662-44139-8/hbk; 978-3-662-44140-4/ebook). Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics 102, 61-73 (2014).
Summary: We review some dynamical effects induced by constant effort harvesting in single-species discrete-time population models. We choose three different forms for the density-dependent recruitment function, which include the overcompensatory Ricker map for semelparous species; a modified Ricker model allowing for adult survivorship; and a model with both strong Allee effect and overcompensation which results from incorporating mate limitation in the Ricker model. We show that these simple models exhibit some interesting (and sometimes unexpected) phenomena such as the hydra effect; bubbling; sudden collapses; and essential extinction. We underline the importance of two often underestimated issues that turn out to be crucial for management: census timing and intervention time.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1297.39001].

92D25 Population dynamics (general)
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