Climate change heats matrix population models.

  title={Climate change heats matrix population models.},
  author={Salvador Herrando-P{\'e}rez},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  volume={82 6},
Metabolic theory predicts that demographic rates can be expressed as a function of environmental temperature. Amarasekare & Coutinho (2013) build a novel matrix model where demographic rates (fertility, mortality, development) vary according to expected rates of climate warming. They challenge recent studies that claim low population viability of tropical species based on rmax estimated from the Euler-Lotka equation, because the latter assumes a constant stage distribution that is unrealistic… CONTINUE READING
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