Community Patterns in Source‐Sink Metacommunities

@article{Mouquet2003CommunityPI,
  title={Community Patterns in Source‐Sink Metacommunities},
  author={Nicolas Mouquet and Michel Loreau},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2003},
  volume={162},
  pages={544 - 557}
}
We present a model of a source‐sink competitive metacommunity, defined as a regional set of communities in which local diversity is maintained by dispersal. Although the conditions of local and regional coexistence have been well defined in such systems, no study has attempted to provide clear predictions of classical community‐wide patterns. Here we provide predictions for species richness, species relative abundances, and community‐level functional properties (productivity and space… 

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