Dynamics of age- and size-structured populations in fluctuating environments: Applications of stochastic matrix models to natural populations

@article{Nakaoka1996DynamicsOA,
  title={Dynamics of age- and size-structured populations in fluctuating environments: Applications of stochastic matrix models to natural populations},
  author={Masahiro Nakaoka},
  journal={Researches on Population Ecology},
  year={1996},
  volume={38},
  pages={141-152}
}
Recent developments of the theory of stochastic matrix modeling have made it possible to estimate general properties of age- and size-structured populations in fluctuating environments. However, applications of the theory to natural populations are still few. The empirical studies which have used stochastic matrix models are reviewed here to examine whether predictions made by the theory can be generally found in wild populations. The organisms studied include terrestrial grasses and herbs, a… CONTINUE READING

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