PT - JOURNAL ARTICLE
AU - RĂ¶st, Gergely
AU - Sadeghimanesh, AmirHosein
TI - Exotic bifurcations in three connected populations with Allee effects
AID - 10.1101/2021.02.03.429609
DP - 2021 Jan 01
TA - bioRxiv
PG - 2021.02.03.429609
4099 - http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2021/02/04/2021.02.03.429609.short
4100 - http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2021/02/04/2021.02.03.429609.full
AB - We consider three connected populations with Allee effect, and give a complete classification of the steady state structure of the system with respect to the Allee threshold and the dispersal rate, describing the bifurcations at each critical point where the number of steady states change. One may expect that by increasing the dispersal rate between the patches, the system would become more well-mixed hence simpler, however we show that it is not always the case, and the number of steady states may (temporarily) increase by increasing the dispersal rate. Besides sequences of pitchfork and saddle-node bifurcations, we find triple-transcritical bifurcations and also a sun-ray shaped bifurcation where twelve steady states meet at a single point then disappear.Competing Interest StatementThe authors have declared no competing interest.