Term of Award

1994

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Committee Chair

Lila Roberts

Committee Member 1

Martha Abell

Committee Member 2

Rick Hathaway

Abstract

The spread of any disease in a predator-prey ecology may completely alter the character of the community. Changes within the ecology depend not only upon the original relationship between the predator and the prey, but also on how the disease affects each species. The evolution of the ecologic structure will be studied through the analysis of mathematical models for two different types of predator-prey relationships. Epidemiological interpretations of the analysis will be discussed.

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