We will extend our earlier study of metapopulations to include many
more situations, including systems with many competitors, and also express
some ideas of how metapopulations relate to other approaches for modelling
spatial ecological systems. Our focus will include a discussion of
how useful the whole metapopulation metaphor is in light of more realistic
descriptions of real population dynamics.
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