Aaron A. King, Ph.D.

Nelson G. Hairston Collegiate Professor of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology,
and Complex Systems, University of Michigan
External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Explaining and predicting patterns in stochastic population systems

S. M. Henson, A. A. King, R. F. Costantino, J. M. Cushing, B. Dennis, and R. A. Desharnais
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 270 : 1549–1553, 2003.

Lattice effects in ecological time series are patterns that arise because of the inherent discreteness of animal numbers. In this paper we suggest a systematic approach for predicting lattice effects. We also show that an explanation of all the patterns in a population time series may require more than one deterministic model, especially when dynamics are complex.


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