Re: lions, chimps and sticks

H. M. Hubey (
11 Oct 1995 20:39:38 -0400 (HARRY R. ERWIN) writes:

>Lotka-Volterra is simplistic; so simple that it has never been a valid
>model when compared to populations in nature. Although it has been used as

It is simplistic. But then if the abundance of other prey was
what saved the little wimps, then I'd guess there was some kind
of steady-state wrt to the predators (of the wimp :-) and the
other prey. Small scale oscillations probably occurred, but
the prey population could have stayed abundant and shielded the
proto-humans. I'm not sure if this is what you were saying.


Regards, Mark