A free boundary problem in ecology

Masayasu Mimura*, Yoshio Yamada, Shoji Yotsutani

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This article is concerned with a free boundary problem for semilinear parabolic equations, which describes the habitat segregation phenomenon in population ecology. The main purpose is to show the global existence, uniqueness, regularity and asymptotic behavior of solutions for the problem. The asymptotic stability or instability of each solution is completely determined using the comparison theorem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-186
Number of pages36
JournalJapan Journal of Applied Mathematics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • asymptotic stability
  • comparison theorems
  • evolution equations
  • free boundary problems
  • population dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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