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Species abundance patterns in an ecosystem simulation studied through Fisher's logseries

Devaurs, Didier and Gras, Robin Species abundance patterns in an ecosystem simulation studied through Fisher's logseries. (2010) Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 18 (1). 100-123. ISSN 1569-190X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2009.09.012

Abstract

We have developed an individual-based evolving predator-prey ecosystem simulation that integrates, for the first time, a complex individual behaviour model, an evolutionary mechanism and a speciation process, at an acceptable computational cost. In this article, we analyse the species abundance patterns observed in the communities generated by our simulation, based on Fisher's logseries. We propose a rigorous methodology for testing abundance data against the logseries. We show that our simulation produces coherent results, in terms of relative species abundance, when compared to classical ecological patterns. Some preliminary results are also provided about how our simulation is supporting ecological field results.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1569190X09001488
HAL Id:hal-00842379
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Graz University of Technology - TU Graz (AUSTRIA)
Other partners > Know Center (AUSTRIA)
Other partners > University of Windsor (CANADA)
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Deposited On:14 Jun 2013 13:02

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