# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

October  2011, 16(3): 895-925. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2011.16.895

## Stability of traveling waves for systems of nonlinear integral recursions in spatial population biology

 1 Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgetown University, Washington DC 20057, United States, United States

Received  June 2010 Revised  December 2010 Published  June 2011

We use spectral methods to prove a general stability theorem for traveling wave solutions to the systems of integrodifference equations arising in spatial population biology. We show that non-minimum-speed waves are exponentially asymptotically stable to small perturbations in appropriately weighted $L^\infty$ spaces, under assumptions which apply to examples including a Laplace or Gaussian dispersal kernel a monotone (or non-monotone) growth function behaving qualitatively like the Beverton-Holt function (or Ricker function with overcompensation), and a constant probability $p\in [0,1)$ (or $p=0$) of remaining sedentary for a single population; as well as to a system of two populations exhibiting non-cooperation (in particular, Hassell and Comins' model [6]) with $p=0$ and Laplace or Gaussian dispersal kernels which can be different for the two populations.
Citation: Judith R. Miller, Huihui Zeng. Stability of traveling waves for systems of nonlinear integral recursions in spatial population biology. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2011, 16 (3) : 895-925. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2011.16.895
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