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Poster presentation, UCARE Research Fair, Spring 2020, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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In this study we examine predator-prey relationships in the context of a two patch system. What is meant by a two patch system is that prey live in a habitat that consists of type 1 patches with an abundance of food and type 2 patches with no food. In our study, we will be assuming that predators cannot enter the first type of patch. We combine three well-established ecological theories: migration theory, optimal foraging theory, and the standard predator-prey model in order to answer the motivating question: "Under what environmental conditions is a predator population stable when predation can only occur during prey migration?"

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