Regular pattern formation in real ecosystems.

@article{Rietkerk2008RegularPF,
  title={Regular pattern formation in real ecosystems.},
  author={Max Rietkerk and Johan van de Koppel},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={169-75}
}
Localized ecological interactions can generate striking large-scale spatial patterns in ecosystems through spatial self-organization. Possible mechanisms include oscillating consumer-resource interactions, localized disturbance-recovery processes and scale-dependent feedback. Despite abundant theoretical literature, studies revealing spatial self-organization in real ecosystems are limited. Recently, however, many examples of regular pattern formation have been discovered, supporting the… CONTINUE READING
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