Spatially structured populations: how much do they match the classic metapopulation concept?

@article{Szacki2004SpatiallySP,
  title={Spatially structured populations: how much do they match the classic metapopulation concept?},
  author={Jakub Szacki},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={369-379}
}
In the classic metapopulation concept a specific range of animal movements is assumed, not too large and not too small. Thus, knowledge of animal mobility is necessary to determine the degree to which a given population matches a specific metapopulation model. It seems that usually small mammal mobility is underestimated, and this has important consequences for the way we view metapopulation dynamics. Data on small mammal movements (Clethrionomys glareolus and Apodemus flavicollis) are… CONTINUE READING