The scale transition: scaling up population dynamics with field data.

@article{Melbourne2006TheST,
  title={The scale transition: scaling up population dynamics with field data.},
  author={Brett A. Melbourne and Peter Chesson},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={
          1478-88
        }
}
Applying the recent developments of scale transition theory, we demonstrate a systematic approach to the problem of scaling up local scale interactions to regional scale dynamics with field data. Dynamics on larger spatial scales differ from the predictions of local dynamics alone because of an interaction between nonlinearity in population dynamics at the local scale and spatial variation in density and environmental factors over the regional population. Our systematic approach to scaling up… CONTINUE READING
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