A metapopulation model with Markovian landscape dynamics

McVinish, R., Pollett, P. K. and Chan, Y. S. (2016) A metapopulation model with Markovian landscape dynamics. Theoretical Population Biology, 112 80-96. doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2016.08.005

Author McVinish, R.
Pollett, P. K.
Chan, Y. S.
Title A metapopulation model with Markovian landscape dynamics
Journal name Theoretical Population Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1096-0325
Publication date 2016-12-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tpb.2016.08.005
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 112
Start page 80
End page 96
Total pages 17
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Abstract We study a variant of Hanski’s incidence function model that allows habitat patch characteristics to vary over time following a Markov process. The widely studied case where patches are classified as either suitable or unsuitable is included as a special case. For large metapopulations, we determine a recursion for the probability that a given habitat patch is occupied. This recursion enables us to clarify the role of landscape dynamics in the survival of a metapopulation. In particular, we show that landscape dynamics affects the persistence and equilibrium level of the metapopulation primarily through its effect on the distribution of a local population’s life span.
Keyword Dynamic landscape
Incidence function model
Markov dual process
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID DP150101459
Institutional Status UQ

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