A spatially explicit model for an Allee effect: why wolves recolonize so slowly in Greater Yellowstone.

Abstract

A reduced probability of finding mates at low densities is a frequently hypothesized mechanism for a component Allee effect. At low densities dispersers are less likely to find mates and establish new breeding units. However, many mathematical models for an Allee effect do not make a distinction between breeding group establishment and subsequent population… (More)

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