The incidence function approach to modelling of metapopulation dynamics

Abstract

The incidence function approach to modelling of metapopulation dynamics is critically examined both from the biological perspective and for technical issues, the latter by placing the model in the context of Markov random fields and the statistical analysis of binary lattice systems. The claim that the model can be used to estimate time-process parameters from spatialpattern data is examined using real data sets for which process information was available. The incidence function approach is compared with the alternative approach of estimating extinction and colonization functions from time series data. We discuss the merits of the two approaches as potential tools in conservation of metapopulations and in landscape planning.

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@inproceedings{Braak2002TheIF, title={The incidence function approach to modelling of metapopulation dynamics}, author={Cajo J. F. ter Braak and Ilkka Hanski and J. L. Verboom}, year={2002} }