Metapopulation Dynamics: Empirical and Theoretical Investigations

Metapopulation Dynamics: Empirical and Theoretical Investigations

1st Edition - January 28, 1991

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  • Editor: Michael Gilpin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155236

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Metapopulation dynamics: brief history and conceptual domain

    Single-species metapopulation dynamics: concepts, models and observations

    Linking local and regional dynamics in stochastic metapopulation models

    Structured models of metapopulation dynamics

    Local extinction in a metapopulation context: an empirical evaluation

    Dispersal and connectivity in metapopulations

    Colonization in metapopulations: a review of theory and observations

    The effect of conspecific attraction on metapopulation dynamics

    Extinction and isolation gradients in metapopulations: the case of the pool frog (Rana lessonae)

    Consequences of forest fragmentation for the dynamics of bird populations: conceptual issues and the evidence

    The genetic effective size of a metapopulation

    Investigating species incidence over habitat fragments of different areas—a look at error estimation

    Disturbance, interspecific interaction and diversity in metapopulations

    Interspecific competition in metapopulations

    Invasion resistance, species build-up and community collapse in metapopulation models with interspecies competition

    Metapopulation persistence despite local extinction: predator-prey patch models of the Lotka-Volterra type

    An acarine predator-prey metapopulation system inhabiting greenhouse cucumbers

    Studying metapopulation effects in predator-prey systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 340
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: January 28, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155236

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Michael Gilpin

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