In this paper we present a proof of existence and uniqueness of solution for a class of PDE models of size structured populations with distributed state-at-birth and having nonlinearities defined by an infinite-dimensional environment. The latter means that each member of the population experiences an environment according to a sort of average of the population size depending on the individual size, rank or any other variable structuring the population. The proof of the local existence and uniqueness of solution as well as the continuous dependence on initial continuous is based on the general theory of quasi-linear evolution equations in nonreflexive Banach spaces, while the global existence proof is based on the integration of the local solution along characteristic curves. © World Scientific Publishing Company.
|Journal||Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2006|
- Existence and uniqueness
- Infinite-dimensional environments
- Structured populations