Interaction between habitat quality and an Allee-like effect in metapopulations

McVinish, R. and Pollett, P. K. (2013) Interaction between habitat quality and an Allee-like effect in metapopulations. Ecological Modelling, 249 84-89. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.07.001

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Author McVinish, R.
Pollett, P. K.
Title Interaction between habitat quality and an Allee-like effect in metapopulations
Journal name Ecological Modelling   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-3800
Publication date 2013-01-04
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.07.001
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 249
Start page 84
End page 89
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 2302 Ecological Modelling
Abstract We construct a stochastic patch occupancy metapopulation model that incorporates variation in habitat quality and an Allee-like effect. Using some basic results from stochastic ordering, we investigate the effect of habitat degradation on the persistence of the metapopulation. In particular, we show that for a metapopulation with Allee-like effect habitat degradation can cause a dramatic decrease in the level of persistence while in the absence of an Allee-like effect this decrease is more gradual.
Keyword Allee effect
Habitat destruction
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID DP110101929
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 24 July 2012.

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