The Leslie matrix model allows for the discrete modeling of population age-groups whose total population grows exponentially. Many attempts have been made to adapt this model to a logistic model with a carrying capacity (see , , , , and ), with mixed results. In this paper we provide a new model for logistic populations that tracks age-group populations with repeated multiplication of a density-dependent matrix constructed from an original Leslie matrix, the chosen carrying capacity of the model, and the desired steady-state age-group distribution. The total populations from the model converge to a discrete logistic model with the same initial population and carrying capacity, and growth rate equal to the dominant eigenvalue of the Leslie matrix minus 1.
Applied Mathematics | Mathematics
Recommended Repository Citation
Kessler, Bruce and Davis, Andrew. (2016). DENSITY-DEPENDENT LESLIE MATRIX MODELING FOR LOGISTIC POPULATIONS WITH STEADY-STATE DISTRIBUTION CONTROL. The Mathematical Scientist, 41 (No. 2 (December 2016)), 119-128.
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