Spatial patterns in mesic savannas: the local facilitation limit and the role of demographic stochasticity.

Abstract

We propose a model equation for the dynamics of tree density in mesic savannas which considers long-range competition among trees and the effect of fire indirectly acting as a local facilitation mechanism. Despite the fact that we take short-range facilitation to the local-range limit, the standard full spectrum of spatial structures already obtained in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.05.024

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