Spatial scaling in model plant communities

  • Zillio T
  • Volkov I
  • Banavar J
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Abstract

We present an analytically tractable variant of the voter model that provides a quantitatively accurate description of Beta diversity (two-point correlation function) in two tropical forests. The model exhibits novel scaling behavior that leads to links between ecological measures such as relative species abundance and the species-area relationship.

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Authors

  • Tommaso Zillio

  • Igor Volkov

  • Jayanth R. Banavar

  • Stephen P. Hubbell

  • Amos Maritan

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