Spatial effects in an individual-based model of the interaction of species at different trophic levels

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
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Natural Resource Modeling, 2008, 21 (1), pp. 72 - 92
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In this paper, we describe an individual-based model of the interaction between a producer and herbivore species. The interaction occurs in a 2-dimensional matrix of individual cells. The producer organism grows in the cells and the herbivores move between the cells, towards areas of high concentration of producer. Herbivores may die of starvation or they may reproduce asexually. The model is not built to represent a specific existing system but is a parsimonious generalized model of producerherbivore interaction designed to test spatial effects.
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