Space and stochasticity in population dynamics.

  title={Space and stochasticity in population dynamics.},
  author={Otso Ovaskainen and Stephen J. Cornell},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={103 34},
Organisms interact with each other mostly over local scales, so the local density experienced by an individual is of greater importance than the mean density in a population. This simple observation poses a tremendous challenge to theoretical ecology, and because nonlinear stochastic and spatial models cannot be solved exactly, much effort has been spent in… CONTINUE READING