Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 463721, 22 pages
Research Article

Stability and Hopf Bifurcation in a Diffusive Predator-Prey System with Beddington-DeAngelis Functional Response and Time Delay

School of Mathematical Sciences, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, China

Received 18 June 2011; Accepted 16 August 2011

Academic Editor: Marcia Federson

Copyright © 2011 Yuzhen Bai and Xiaopeng Zhang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper is concerned with a diffusive predator-prey system with Beddington-DeAngelis functional response and delay effect. By analyzing the distribution of the eigenvalues, the stability of the positive equilibrium and the existence of spatially homogeneous and spatially inhomogeneous periodic solutions are investigated. Also, it is shown that the small diffusion can affect the Hopf bifurcations. Finally, the direction and stability of Hopf bifurcations are determined by normal form theory and center manifold reduction for partial functional differential equations.