Stability Implications of Dispersal Linked Ecological Models

Jones, D.D. (1975). Stability Implications of Dispersal Linked Ecological Models. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-75-044

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This paper examines an experiment designed to isolate and investigate the effects of space in ecological processes. As a corollary, and by necessity, the time dimension is considered. Traditional analytic models look primarily at this dimension. The scheme used seeks to add space in a manner that will not compound the time aspect of the process.

A hypothetical system was designed and observed for a finite selection of conditions. The Lotka-Volterra (L-V) predator- prey model is consciously selected as a starting point. Observations are examined in the light of available experience and ecological folklore and dogma. Conclusions are reached that apply not only directly to the two compartment dispersal situations depicted in this study, but also whenever mathematics is applied to ecology.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:42
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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