Pest control may make the pest population explode

Hirokazu Ninomiya, Hans F. Weinberger

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We present an example of a predator-prey-like system with a prey-only state as a global attractor, and with the additional property that an attempt to control the prey by harvesting or poisoning both species produces solutions in which both populations blow up in finite time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-873
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2003


  • Blow-up
  • Linear perturbation
  • Predator-prey model


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