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November  2019, 12(7): 2063-2084. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2019133

## A Leslie-Gower predator-prey model with a free boundary

 a. School of Mathematics and Information Science, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China b. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada

* Corresponding author: Zhiming Guo, guozm@gzhu.edu.cn

Dedicated to Professor Norman Dancer on the occasion of his 70th birthday

Received  December 2017 Revised  June 2018 Published  December 2018

Fund Project: The work of ME and LW was supported by NSERC Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). YL and ZG acknowledge support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.11771104), Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University (IRT-16R16).YL was supported by the Innovation Research for the Postgraduates of Guangzhou University under Grant No.2017GDJC-D05.

In this paper, we consider a Leslie-Gower predator-prey model in one-dimensional environment. We study the asymptotic behavior of two species evolving in a domain with a free boundary. Sufficient conditions for spreading success and spreading failure are obtained. We also derive sharp criteria for spreading and vanishing of the two species. Finally, when spreading is successful, we show that the spreading speed is between the minimal speed of traveling wavefront solutions for the predator-prey model on the whole real line (without a free boundary) and an elliptic problem that follows from the original model.

Citation: Yunfeng Liu, Zhiming Guo, Mohammad El Smaily, Lin Wang. A Leslie-Gower predator-prey model with a free boundary. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2019, 12 (7) : 2063-2084. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2019133
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