Metapopulation Dynamics: Empirical and Theoretical Investigations

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Michael Gilpin
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 340 pages
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Metapopulation Dynamics: Empirical and Theoretical Investigations covers the 1989 proceedings of a metapopulation dynamics workshop held at Lammi Biological Station, Helsinki, Finland. It is divided into 18 chapters that cover various approaches to spatially structured population and community dynamics.
After briefly discussing the history of metapopulation ideas and the major conceptual links, the book covers types of studies that have been conducted on single-species and multispecies metapopulations. Then, it examines the relationships between metapopulation dynamics, the equilibrium theory of island biogeography, and the dynamics of populations living in patchy environments. It further tackles practical issues and the links between metapopulation dynamics and landscape ecology, and between metapopulation dynamics and conservation biology. Chapters 4 and 5 present structured models describing changes in the number of individuals within patches and an empirical evaluation of local extinction in metapopulation studies. The subsequent chapters discuss several aspects of metapopulation, including dispersal and connectivity, colonization, conspecific attraction, extinction and isolation, and forest fragmentation. The latter chapters describe the concept of habitat fragmentation, the diversity and competition in metapopulations, the community collapse, and the effects of metapopulation studies in predator-prey systems.
 

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Contents

Chapter 3 Linking local and regional dynamics in stochastic metapopulation models
39
Chapter 4 Structured models of metapopulation dynamics
57
an empirical evaluation
73
Chapter 6 Dispersal and connectivity in metapopulations
89
a review of theory and observations
105
Chapter 8 The effect of conspecific attraction on metapopulation dynamics
123
the case of the pool frog Rana lessonae
135
conceptual issues and the evidence
149
Chapter 12 Investigating species incidence over habitat fragments of different areasa look at error estimation
177
Chapter 13 Disturbance interspecific interaction and diversity in metapopulations
193
Chapter 14 Interspecific competition in metapopulations
219
Chapter 15 Invasion resistance species buildup and community collapse in metapopulation models with interspecies competition
239
predatorprey patch models of the LotkaVolterra type
267
Chapter 17 An acarine predatorprey metapopulation system inhabiting greenhouse cucumbers
285
Chapter 18 Studying metapopulation effects in predatorprey systems
305
INDEX
325

Chapter 11 The genetic effective size of a metapopulation
165

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