A general first-order nonlinear differential equation is derived for the dynamics of a population in such a way that the inherent growth rate r and the equilibrium "carrying capacity" K appear explicitly as parameters. By means of standard regular perturbation techniques, properties of the periodic asymptotic state of the population are studied under the assumption that r and K suffer periodic perturbations of small amplitude. Specific examples are studied analytically and numerically.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics