Persistence of spatial populations depends on returning home.

  title={Persistence of spatial populations depends on returning home.},
  author={Alan Hastings and Louis W. Botsford},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={103 15},
There is a need for better description and heuristic understanding of the sustainability of populations connected over space by a dispersing stage, both for management purposes and to increase our basic knowledge of the dynamics of these populations. We show that persistence of such a population of connected subpopulations depends on whether the sum of the reproductive gains through all possible closed, between-patch reproductive paths through multiple generations, relative to the shortfall in… CONTINUE READING
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