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DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2023.06.006
Title (Primary) Local buffer mechanisms for population persistence
Author Milles, A.; Banitz, T. ORCID logo ; Bielcik, M.; Frank, K. ORCID logo ; Gallagher, C.A.; Jeltsch, F.; Jepsen, J.U.; Oro, D.; Radchuk, V.; Grimm, V.
Source Titel Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2023
Department OESA; iDiv
Volume 38
Issue 11
Page From 1051
Page To 1059
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
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Abstract Assessing and predicting the persistence of populations is essential for the conservation and control of species. Here, we argue that local mechanisms require a better conceptual synthesis to facilitate a more holistic consideration along with regional mechanisms known from metapopulation theory. We summarise the evidence for local buffer mechanisms along with their capacities and emphasise the need to include multiple buffer mechanisms in studies of population persistence. We propose an accessible framework for local buffer mechanisms that distinguishes between damping (reducing fluctuations in population size) and repelling (reducing population declines) mechanisms. We highlight opportunities for empirical and modelling studies to investigate the interactions and capacities of buffer mechanisms to facilitate better ecological understanding in times of ecological upheaval.
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Milles, A., Banitz, T., Bielcik, M., Frank, K., Gallagher, C.A., Jeltsch, F., Jepsen, J.U., Oro, D., Radchuk, V., Grimm, V. (2023):
Local buffer mechanisms for population persistence
Trends Ecol. Evol. 38 (11), 1051 - 1059 10.1016/j.tree.2023.06.006