Synchrony in slow-fast metacommunities

Rinaldi, S. (2009). Synchrony in slow-fast metacommunities. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 19 (7) 2447-2453. 10.1142/S0218127409024220.

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The synchronization of metacommunities due to dispersal among patches is analyzed in the case of slow-fast populations. The analysis is performed by studying a standard model with the fast population dispersing when special meteorological conditions are present. This assumption fits very well with the peculiar nature of slow-fast systems and implies that metacommunities synchronize if the slow population accelerates during the outbreak of the fast population. This result shows great potential in the study of marine and fresh-water plankton communities as well as in the study of synchronization of insect-pest outbreaks in forests.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blinking dispersal; Metacommunities; Prey-predator models; Slow-fast systems; Synchronization
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Bibliographic Reference: International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos; 19(7):2447-2453 (July 2009)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:41
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:20

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