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A Practical Model of Metapopulation Dynamics
A novel approach to modelling of metapopulation dynamics is described, constructed as a generalized incidence function, which describes how the fraction of occupied habitat patches depends on patch areas and isolations. Expand
Metapopulation dynamics
Metapopulation biology is concerned with the dynamic consequences of migration among local populations and the conditions of regional persistence of species with unstable local populations. WellExpand
Dynamics of regional distribution: the core and satellite species hypothesis
A new concept is introduced to analyse species' regional distributions and to relate the pattern of distributions to niche relations. Several sets of data indicate that average local abundance isExpand
Inbreeding and extinction in a butterfly metapopulation
The effect of inbreeding on local extinction in a large metapopulation of the Glanville fritillary butterfly is studied and it is found that extinction risk increased significantly with decreasing heterozygosity, an indication of inmarriage. Expand
Dung Beetle Ecology
This collection of essays offers a concise account of the population and community ecology of dung beetles worldwide, with an emphasis on comparisons between arctic, temperate, and tropical species assemblages. Expand
The metapopulation capacity of a fragmented landscape
The metapopulation capacity is introduced, a new measure for highly fragmented landscapes, which is rigorously derived from metAPopulation theory and can easily be applied to real networks of habitat fragments with known areas and connectivities. Expand
Slow response of plant species richness to habitat loss and fragmentation.
The response of vascular plant species richness to long-term habitat loss and fragmentation of Estonian calcareous grasslands (alvars) and the magnitude of extinction debt in local communities is examined. Expand
Metapopulation dynamics: a brief his-tory and conceptual domain
We review the early development of metapopulation ideas, which culminated in the well-known model by Levins in 1969. We present a survey of metapopulation terminology and outline the kinds of studiesExpand
Rapid transcriptome characterization for a nonmodel organism using 454 pyrosequencing
It is concluded that 454 sequencing, when performed to provide sufficient coverage depth, allows de novo transcriptome assembly and a fast, cost‐effective, and reliable method for development of functional genomic tools for nonmodel species. Expand