Regular pattern formation in real ecosystems.

  title={Regular pattern formation in real ecosystems.},
  author={Max Rietkerk and Johan van de Koppel},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={23 3},
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
Related Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 2 times. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 176 extracted citations

Fairy circle landscapes under the sea

Science Advances • 2017
View 11 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Spatial Dynamics and Ecosystem Functioning

PLoS biology • 2010
View 8 Excerpts
Highly Influenced


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 63 references

Noise - inducedvegetationpatterns infire - prone savannas

P. D’Odorico
J . Geophys . Res . • 2007

Observing, modelling, and validating snow redistribution by wind in a Wyoming upper treeline landscape

Hiemstra, C.A
Ecol. Model • 2006

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…