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Stability and complexity in model ecosystems

Robert M. May

Stability and complexity in model ecosystems

by Robert M. May

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed.:1973.

StatementRobert M. May.
SeriesMonographs in population biology -- 6
The Physical Object
Pagination265p. :
Number of Pages265
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22382789M
ISBN 100691081255

"Stability and Complexity in Model Ecosystems" played a key role in introducing nonlinear mathematical models and the study of deterministic chaos into ecology, a role chronicled in James Gleick's book "Chaos." In the quarter century since its first publication, the book's message has grown in power. 2. Mathematical Models and Stability 13 3. Stability versus Complexity in Multispecies Models 4. Models with Few Species: Limit Cycles and Time Delays 79 5. Randomly Fluctuating Environments 6. Niche Overlap and Limiting Similarity 7. Speculations Appendices Afterthoughts for the Second Edition Bibliography to Afterthoghts.

The discussion touches upon general aspects of the relation between complexity and stability in multispecies systems, and in particular suggests that on stability grounds predator—prey bonds should be more common than mutualistic ones. This result is not intuitively obvious, but is a feature of many real—world by: Stability and Complexity in Model Ecosystems的书评 (全部 1 条) 热门 / 最新 / 好友 xsplendor Princeton University Press版.

  Stuart L. Pimm article “The Complexity and stability of ecosystem” argues that there has been confusion regarding the relationship between stability and complexity. People have posed a different question regarding their relationship but the question to the answer varies with people. Pimm states that human have the interpretation that if the ecosystem becomes less stable. In this paper, the question of stability is examined in a multispecies difference equation model under two contrasting degrees of linkage complexity, in a randomly fluctuating environment. Keywords Ecosystem Model Linkage Scheme Predator Prey Neighbourhood Stability Difference Equation ModelCited by: 5.


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that stability results from the complexity of natural ecosystems. May challenged this view in the ’sc by showing mathematically that in model ecosystems stability decreases with the number of species in a community and can therefore not be regarded as a straightforward consequence of Size: KB.

The Complexity and Stability of Ecosystems Article (PDF Available) in Nature () January with 4, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Stuart L Pimm. The use of ecological-network models to study the relationship between complexity and stability of natural ecosystems is the focus of this review.

The concept of ecological networks and their characteristics are first introduced, followed by central and occasionally contrasting definitions of complexity and by: Ensuing work has focused in part on alternate definitions of ecosystem stability 5,6,7,8,9, and on more complex hypotheses based on different mechanisms, such as allometric correlations, adaptive foraging or stage structure, to explain this so-called ‘complexity–stability' para11,12,13,14,15, Explaining very diverse communities Cited by: Stability and Complexity in Model Ecosystems Robert M.

May. A facsimile reprinting of the Second Edition. It is great that Princeton University Press has made again available this classic work in mathematical biology.

You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the. Stability and Complexity in Model Ecosystems played a key role in introducing nonlinear mathematical models and the study of deterministic chaos into ecology, a role chronicled in James Gleick's bookChaos.

In the quarter century since its first publication, the book's message has grown in power. Ensuing work has focused in part on alternate definitions of ecosystem stability 5,6,7,8,9, and on more complex hypotheses based on different mechanisms, such Cited by: association between stability and complexity.

This finding sparked the stability-complexity debate and initiated the search for organising principles that enhanced stability in real ecosystems. One of the universal laws of ecology is that ecosystems contain many rare and few common species. Population Interactions and Change in Biotic Communities.

(Book Reviews: Stability and Complexity in Model Ecosystems) Simberloff, DanielCited by: 1.Stability and complexity in model meta-ecosystems Dominique Gravel1,*, Franc¸ois Massol2,3,* & Mathew A. Leibold4 The diversity of life and its organization in networks of interacting species has been a long-standing theoretical puzzle for ecologists.

Ever since May’s provocative paperFile Size: KB. Early studies suggested that simple ecosystems were less stable than complex ones, but later studies came to the opposite conclusion.

Confusion arose because of Cited by: