From Individuals to Population Densities : Searching for the Intermediate Scale of Nontrivial Determinism

@inproceedings{Pascual2008FromIT,
  title={From Individuals to Population Densities : Searching for the Intermediate Scale of Nontrivial Determinism},
  author={Mercedes Pascual and Simon A. Levin},
  year={2008}
}
The degree of stochasticity or determinism in the dynamics of ecological systems varies with sampling scale. We propose the application of a determinism test from nonlinear data analysis to describe this variation and to identify a characteristic length scale at which to average spatiotemporal systems. Specifically, we investigate the spatial scale at which to aggregate individuals into densities in a system that combines demographic noise with local density-dependent interactions. The proposed… CONTINUE READING
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