Yanyu Xiao, Xingfu Zou
Animals, from tiny insects to huge mammals, can react to environmental changes and pressures, such as climate changes, habitat fragmentations and introductions of new predators. Behavioral responses refer to how animals cope with changes in their environments. Animals may respond to environmental stimuli through behaviors that include hibernation, migration, defense, and courtship. We are interested in the modeling work on this topic by mathematical models and examine the potential risk of population extinction, dispersals of invaders and outbreaks of animal related diseases.