The Storage Effect in Stochastic Population Models
Many populations occur in environments that vary substantially in time. Some of this variation is regular, for example, seasonal variation, and some of it is stochastic, i.e., has a strong element of randomness. Although I shall focus mainly on this stochastic variation there are many parallels between the effects of regular and stochastic variation and some of the mathematics below holds equally well for both kinds of temporal environmental variation.
KeywordsSpatial Heterogeneity Spatial Model Recruitment Rate Adult Death Rate Storage Model
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