Lyapunov direct method for investigating stability of nonstandard finite difference schemes for metapopulation models
In this paper nonstandard finite difference (NSFD) schemes of two metapopulation models are constructed. The stability properties of the discrete models are investigated by the use of a generalization of Lyapunov stability theorem. Due to this result we have proved that the NSFD schemes preserve all properties of the metapopulation models. Numerical examples confirm the obtained theoretical results of the properties of the constructed difference schemes. The method of Lyapunov functions proves to be much simpler than the standard method for studying stability of the discrete metapopulation model in our very recent paper.