Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-7f7b94f6bd-rpk4r Total loading time: 0.524 Render date: 2022-06-29T14:31:41.407Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "useRatesEcommerce": false, "useNewApi": true } hasContentIssue true

8 - Models of Biodiversity

from Part II - Ecological Modelling

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 February 2020

Martin Drechsler
Affiliation:
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig
Get access

Summary

This chapter combines the modelling approaches of Chapters 4 – 7 to investigate how and why species can coexist. For this the chapter presents main arguments and concepts that have been presented in the literature over the past few decades, which include, among others, niche separation, the competition-colonisation trade-off and the intermediate disturbance hypothesis. Modelling examples from the literature that introduce and investigate these concepts are outlined. Some of the models are stochastic, most of them contain spatial structure and all of them, of course, consider individual variability, either through equation-based models or individual-based models. Various models, expecially the more recent ones contain all three features. Species coexistence is one of, or may be even the most, important question analysed in the research fields of (meta) community ecology.

Type
Chapter
Information
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

Save book to Kindle

To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

  • Models of Biodiversity
  • Martin Drechsler
  • Book: Ecological-Economic Modelling for Biodiversity Conservation
  • Online publication: 29 February 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108662963.011
Available formats
×

Save book to Dropbox

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

  • Models of Biodiversity
  • Martin Drechsler
  • Book: Ecological-Economic Modelling for Biodiversity Conservation
  • Online publication: 29 February 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108662963.011
Available formats
×

Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

  • Models of Biodiversity
  • Martin Drechsler
  • Book: Ecological-Economic Modelling for Biodiversity Conservation
  • Online publication: 29 February 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108662963.011
Available formats
×