Explaining and predicting patterns in stochastic population systems

Shandelle M. Henson, Aaron A. King, R. F. Costantino, J. M. Cushing, Brian Dennis, Robert A. Desharnais

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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 the dynamics are complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1549-1553
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Issue number1524
StatePublished - Aug 7 2003


  • Chaos
  • Deterministic skeleton
  • Lattice effects
  • Population dynamics
  • Stochasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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