Isle Royale: Predator/Prey Model for Moose and Wolves, with Total Population
Andrew E Long
This model illustrates predator prey interactions using real-life data of wolf and moose populations on the Isle Royale. It was "cloned" from a model that InsightMaker provides to its users, at
Thanks Scott Fortmann-Roe.
I've added in an adjustment to handle population.
I've created a Mathematica file that replicates the model, at
It allows one to experiment with adjusting the initial number of moose and wolves on the island.
I used steepest descent in Mathematica to optimize the parameters, with my objective data being the ratio of wolves to moose. You can try my (admittedly) kludgy code, at