The effect of conspecific attraction on metapopulation dynamics

Chris Ray, Michael Gilpin, Andrew T. Smith

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Abstract

Random dispersal direction is assumed in all current metapopulation models. This assumption is called into question by recent experiments demonstrating that some species disperse preferentially to sites occupied by conspecifics. We incorporate conspecific attraction into two metapopulation models which differ in type of dispersal, the Levins model and a two-dimensional stepping-stone model. In both models, conspecific attraction lowers the proportion of occupied habitat patches within a metapopulation at equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-134
Number of pages12
JournalBiological Journal of the Linnean Society
Volume42
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1991

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Keywords

  • Conspecific attraction
  • Levins model
  • metapopulation models
  • population viability
  • stepping-stone model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
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The effect of conspecific attraction on metapopulation dynamics. / Ray, Chris; Gilpin, Michael; Smith, Andrew T.

In: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 42, No. 1-2, 01.1991, p. 123-134.

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Ray, C, Gilpin, M & Smith, AT 1991, 'The effect of conspecific attraction on metapopulation dynamics', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 42, no. 1-2, pp. 123-134.
Ray, Chris ; Gilpin, Michael ; Smith, Andrew T. / The effect of conspecific attraction on metapopulation dynamics. In: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 1991 ; Vol. 42, No. 1-2. pp. 123-134.
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