OLM 9.6. The complex dynamics of Tribolium castaneum
The discussion of complex population dynamics arising from the interactions of individuals has been discussed to a limited extent in the book (yet, one of the more detailed discussions is the complex dynamics of the Chlorella - Brachionus system on p.192). This supplementary material presents a brief summary of theory pertaining to the causes of complex dynamics in models of population processes in discrete-time and explicit interactions. Then, relying on the 2005 monograph of Costantino et al., we demonstrate that the main characteristics of the complex dynamics exhibited by a single-species laboratory system can be predicted with a deterministic model. This is also an example of modelling regulation in structured populations, applying the knowledge obtained in ChStruct.