The Allee Effect : Its History and Future Importance

  title={The Allee Effect : Its History and Future Importance},
  author={William Z. Lidicker},
The role of mutually beneficial interactions (++, cooperation) is a rapidly growing research field in population dynamics, microevolution, and conservation biology. Such positive influences cause destabilizing pressures in population dynamics (anti-regulating factors), and can generate Allee effects. Not only can large demes benefit from such cooperation, but the loss of cooperation in small demes can produce a minimum threshold density. Interest in these phenomena grew rapidly to the middle of… CONTINUE READING
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