Stabilization of metapopulation cycles: toward a classification scheme.

@article{Abta2008StabilizationOM,
  title={Stabilization of metapopulation cycles: toward a classification scheme.},
  author={Refael Abta and Marcelo Schiffer and Avishag Ben-Ishay and Nadav M. Shnerb},
  journal={Theoretical population biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={273-82}
}
The stability of population oscillations in ecological systems is considered. Experiments suggest that in many cases the single patch dynamics of predator-prey or host-parasite systems is extinction prone, and stability is achieved only when the spatial structure of the population is expressed via desynchronization between patches. A few mechanisms have… CONTINUE READING