The role of competition and clustering in population dynamics.

  title={The role of competition and clustering in population dynamics.},
  author={{\AA}ke Br{\"a}nnstr{\"o}m and David J. T. Sumpter},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={272 1576},
A simple argument based on the distribution of individuals amongst discrete resource sites is used to show how the form of single species population models depends on the type of competition between, and the spatial clustering of, the individuals. For scramble competition between individuals, we confirm earlier demonstrations that the Ricker model is a direct consequence of a uniform random distribution of individuals across resources. By introducing spatial clustering of individuals according… CONTINUE READING
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