The problem of how the system of a brood-parasite with parasite-accepting host (i.e. a host that accepts a parasite's eggs) exists in stable equilibrium, is considered. We analyse a mathematical model of host-parasite population dynamics for this system, corresponding to certain cases of brood-parasitic animals where brood-parasitization causes drastic failure of the reproduction of the brood-parasitized host, and discuss the possible benefit to the persistence of a parasite-accepting host from the viewpoint of population dynamics.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Modelling and Simulation
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Applied Mathematics