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Prediction vs. reality: Can a PVA model predict population persistence 13 years later?

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    0356797 - UEK-B 2011 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Schödelbauerová, Iva - Tremblay, R. L. - Kindlmann, Pavel
    Prediction vs. reality: Can a PVA model predict population persistence 13 years later?.
    Biodiversity and Conservation. Roč. 19, č. 3 (2010), s. 637-650 ISSN 0960-3115
    Grant CEP: GA MŠk LC06073
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60870520
    Klíčová slova: Lepanthes rubripetala * Matrix models * Orchids * Transition matrix
    Kód oboru RIV: EH - Ekologie - společenstva
    Impakt faktor: 2.146, rok: 2010

    The challenge of conservation biology is to make models that predict population dynamics and have a high probability of accurately tracking population. Here we tested whether the transition model is accurate enough to predict population persistence and size 13 years down and whether after 13 years populations had achieved a stable stage distribution. We modeled 6 small populations of an epiphytic orchid. We re-censused the populations 13 years after the first study and compared the structure of the populations to predictions based on the earlier census data. Effective population growth rates were similar to those expected except for one where the population went extinct. The prediction slightly overestimated the actual population growth rates of some populations. Elasticity analysis revealed that the adult stage is critical in the life cycle. The observed stage distributions of the populations were not stable at the beginning of the survey and neither were they after 13 years.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0195227