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Title (Primary) Populations with explicit borders in space and time: concept, terminology, and estimation of characteristic parameters
Author Pfeifer, M.A.; Henle, K.; Settele, J.;
Journal Acta Biotheoretica
Year 2007
Department BZF; NSF;
Volume 55
Issue 4
Language englisch;
Keywords Temporally bounded population; Population concepts; Total population size; Total residence time; Discrete generation; Population viability analysis; Population ecology; Maculinea nausithous
Abstract Biologists studying short-lived organisms have become aware of the need to recognize an explicit temporal extend of a population over a considerable time. In this article we outline the concept and the realm of populations with explicit spatial and temporary boundaries. We call such populations "temporally bounded populations". In the concept, time is of the same importance as space in terms of a dimension to which a population is restricted. Two parameters not available for populations that are only spatially defined characterise temporally bounded populations: total population size, which is the total number of individuals present within the temporal borders, and total residence time, which is the sum of the residence times of all individuals. We briefly review methods to estimate these parameters. We illustrate the concept for the large blue butterfly (Maculinea nausithous) and outline insights into ecological and conservation-relevant processes that cannot be gained without the use of the concept.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=2159
Pfeifer, M.A., Henle, K., Settele, J. (2007):
Populations with explicit borders in space and time: concept, terminology, and estimation of characteristic parameters
Acta Biotheor. 55 (4), 305 - 316