Allee effect and control of lake system invasion.

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  • We consider the model of invasion prevention in a system of lakes that are connected via traffic of recreational boats. It is shown that, in presence of an Allee effect, the general optimal control problem can be reduced to a significantly simpler stationary optimization problem of optimal invasion stopping. We consider possible values of model parameters for zebra mussels. The general N-lake control problem has to be solved numerically, and we show a number of typical features of solutions: distribution of control efforts in space and optimal stopping configurations related with the clusters in lake connection structure.

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    • Potapov, A. B., & Lewis, M. A. (2008). Allee effect and control of lake system invasion. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 70(5), 1371-1397.