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Effective leadership and decision-making in animal groups on the move
TLDR
It is revealed that the larger the group the smaller the proportion of informed individuals needed to guide the group, and that only a very small proportion ofinformed individuals is required to achieve great accuracy. Expand
The problem of pattern and scale in ecology
It is argued that the problem of pattern and scale is the central problem in ecology, unifying population biology and ecosystems science, and marrying basic and applied ecology. Applied challenges,Expand
THE PROBLEM OF PATTERN AND SCALE IN ECOLOGY
It is argued that the problem of pattern and scale is the central problem in ecology, unifying population biology and ecosystems science, and marrying basic and applied ecology. Applied challenges,Expand
Ecosystems and the Biosphere as Complex Adaptive Systems
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Given the multiple levels at which dynamics become apparent and at which selection can act, central issues relate to how evolution shapes ecosystems properties, and whether ecosystems become buffered to changes over their ecological and evolutionary development or proceed to critical states and the edge of chaos. Expand
Optimal nitrogen-to-phosphorus stoichiometry of phytoplankton
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The results show that the canonical Redfield N:P ratio of 16 is not a universal biochemical optimum, but instead represents an average of species-specific N:F ratios, which will vary from 8.2 to 45.0, depending on the ecological conditions. Expand
Towards a general theory of adaptive walks on rugged landscapes.
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This article develops parts of a universal theory of adaptation on correlated landscapes by adaptive processes that have sufficient numbers of mutations per individual to "jump beyond" the correlation lengths in the underlying landscape. Expand
Dispersion and Population Interactions
  • S. Levin
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 March 1974
The spatial component of environment, often neglected in modeling of ecological interactions, in general operates to increase species diversity. This arises due to the heterogeneity of theExpand
Fragile Dominion: Complexity and the Commons
* Biodiversity and Our Lives: A Cautionary Tale * The Nature of Environment * Six Fundamental Questions * Patterns in Nature * Ecological Assembly * The Evolution of Biodiversity * On Form andExpand
Intertidal Landscapes: Disturbance and the Dynamics of Pattern
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It is suggested that the reproductive season of certain long—lived, patch—dependent species is moulded by the disturbance regime, and the necessary and vital connection between disturbance which generates spatial pattern and species richness in communities open to invasion is discussed. Expand
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