Metapopulations

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Metapopulations are about the patchiness of populations in space, and the role of this patchiness in population dynamics, population stability, coexistence of species, and the maintenance of diversity. Strict metapopulations focus on colonization and extinction of local populations. They have important applications in conservation biology. Studies of metapopulations, and their generalization to spatially structured populations, emphasize that patchiness markedly alters population dynamics and the outcomes of species interactions. They have implications for the concepts of equilibrium, nonequilibrium dynamics, and population regulation, and hence for management practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biodiversity
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages240-251
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780123847195
ISBN (Print)9780123847201
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Fingerprint

Population dynamics
Population Dynamics
Population
Conservation
population dynamics
Practice Management
Maintenance
extinction
Biological Sciences

Keywords

  • Allee effects
  • Competition
  • Competition-colonization tradeoff
  • Density dependence
  • Disturbance
  • Fitness-density covariance
  • Habitat fragmentation
  • Population regulation
  • Predation
  • Recruitment variation
  • Rescue effect
  • Scale transition
  • Spatial and temporal scale
  • Storage effect
  • Succession

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

Cite this

Chesson, P. (2013). Metapopulations. In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity: Second Edition (pp. 240-251). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00172-6

Metapopulations. / Chesson, Peter.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2013. p. 240-251.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Chesson, P 2013, Metapopulations. in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., pp. 240-251. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00172-6
Chesson P. Metapopulations. In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc. 2013. p. 240-251 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00172-6
Chesson, Peter. / Metapopulations. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2013. pp. 240-251
@inbook{89a9f8834f9349cdb08852e8e0383600,
title = "Metapopulations",
abstract = "Metapopulations are about the patchiness of populations in space, and the role of this patchiness in population dynamics, population stability, coexistence of species, and the maintenance of diversity. Strict metapopulations focus on colonization and extinction of local populations. They have important applications in conservation biology. Studies of metapopulations, and their generalization to spatially structured populations, emphasize that patchiness markedly alters population dynamics and the outcomes of species interactions. They have implications for the concepts of equilibrium, nonequilibrium dynamics, and population regulation, and hence for management practices.",
keywords = "Allee effects, Competition, Competition-colonization tradeoff, Density dependence, Disturbance, Fitness-density covariance, Habitat fragmentation, Population regulation, Predation, Recruitment variation, Rescue effect, Scale transition, Spatial and temporal scale, Storage effect, Succession",
author = "Peter Chesson",
year = "2013",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00172-6",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9780123847201",
pages = "240--251",
booktitle = "Encyclopedia of Biodiversity",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - Metapopulations

AU - Chesson, Peter

PY - 2013/1/1

Y1 - 2013/1/1

N2 - Metapopulations are about the patchiness of populations in space, and the role of this patchiness in population dynamics, population stability, coexistence of species, and the maintenance of diversity. Strict metapopulations focus on colonization and extinction of local populations. They have important applications in conservation biology. Studies of metapopulations, and their generalization to spatially structured populations, emphasize that patchiness markedly alters population dynamics and the outcomes of species interactions. They have implications for the concepts of equilibrium, nonequilibrium dynamics, and population regulation, and hence for management practices.

AB - Metapopulations are about the patchiness of populations in space, and the role of this patchiness in population dynamics, population stability, coexistence of species, and the maintenance of diversity. Strict metapopulations focus on colonization and extinction of local populations. They have important applications in conservation biology. Studies of metapopulations, and their generalization to spatially structured populations, emphasize that patchiness markedly alters population dynamics and the outcomes of species interactions. They have implications for the concepts of equilibrium, nonequilibrium dynamics, and population regulation, and hence for management practices.

KW - Allee effects

KW - Competition

KW - Competition-colonization tradeoff

KW - Density dependence

KW - Disturbance

KW - Fitness-density covariance

KW - Habitat fragmentation

KW - Population regulation

KW - Predation

KW - Recruitment variation

KW - Rescue effect

KW - Scale transition

KW - Spatial and temporal scale

KW - Storage effect

KW - Succession

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85042840402&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85042840402&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00172-6

DO - 10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00172-6

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9780123847201

SP - 240

EP - 251

BT - Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

PB - Elsevier Inc.

ER -