Asynchronization of local population dynamics and persistence of a metapopulation: a lesson from an endangered composite plant, Aster kantoensis

@article{Shimada2000AsynchronizationOL,
  title={Asynchronization of local population dynamics and persistence of a metapopulation: a lesson from an endangered composite plant, Aster kantoensis},
  author={Masakazu Shimada and Fumiko Ishihama},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={42},
  pages={63-72}
}
Fragmentation of a large habitat makes local populations less linked to others, and a whole population structure changes to a metapopulation. The smaller a local population is, the more strengthened extinction factors become. Then, frequent extinctions of local populations threaten persistence of the metapopulation unless recolonizations occur rapidly… CONTINUE READING