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Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation$
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Franck Courchamp, Ludek Berec, and Joanna Gascoigne

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198570301

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570301.001.0001

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Population dynamics: modelling demographic Allee effects

Population dynamics: modelling demographic Allee effects

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(p.62) 3. Population dynamics: modelling demographic Allee effects
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Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation
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Franck Courchamp

Luděk Berec

Joanna Gascoigne

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570301.003.0003

Much of what is known about Allee effects comes from mathematical models. This chapter deals with models of demographic Allee effects. It shows what types of model are available, what their underlying assumptions are, how they can be used, and how they have contributed to our understanding of the dynamical consequences of Allee effects, both in single-species populations and multiple-species communities. The chapter does not provide detailed information on how to develop and analyse any single model, nor discusses the structure and predictions of every model that has ever been used to study Allee effects. Rather, it is conceived as a sort of summary of a large amount of literature that has been published on models which address Allee effects: providing a comprehensive (if a little dense) overview of the topic.

Keywords:   mathematical model, model assumptions, dynamical consequences, single-species population, multiple-species community, demographic

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