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Title: Floater mortality within settlement areas can explain the Allee effect in breeding populations.
Authors: Penteriani, Vincenzo; Otalora, Fermín; Ferrer, Miguel
Keywords: Allee effect
Aquila adalberti
Density-dependent fecundity
Settlement areas
Spanish imperial eagle
Issue Date: 24-Apr-2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Ecological Modelling 213(1): 98-104 (2008)
Abstract: The Allee effect (the positive relationship between population growth rate and population size) is a constraint of some animal populations at low numbers, which increases their likelihood of extinction because of a decrease in reproduction and/or survival. We were able to demonstrate that the Allee effect can be the result of a mortality increase affecting floaters (i.e. dispersing individuals able to enter as breeders in the reproductive population when a breeding territory or a potential mate – owner of a suitable breeding territory – becomes available). Previously, potential mechanisms underlying Allee effects were always related to the breeding portion of a population only. In contrast, our understanding of or solutions to population declines due to the Allee effects can reside elsewhere, away from breeding territories.
Description: 7 pages, 2 figures.
Publisher version (URL): http:/dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.11.009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/18447
ISSN: 0304-3800
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.11.009
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