A Population-Dynamics Model for Annual Plants Subject to Inbreeding Depression

 
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1993 (EN)
A Population-Dynamics Model for Annual Plants Subject to Inbreeding Depression (EN)

Halley, J. M. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών και Τεχνολογιών. Τμήμα Βιολογικών Εφαρμογών και Τεχνολογιών (EL)
Halley, J. M. (EN)

We present a population dynamics model for annual plants subject to density dependent competition and a decline in mean individual fitness with inbreeding. An analysis of this model provides three distinct sets of parameter values that define the relative influence of inbreeding depression and density on population growth. First, a population with a relatively high finite rate of increase and a relatively small environmental carrying capacity can persist in spite of low levels of inbreeding depression. These types of population may occur during a bottleneck event that is caused by pure predation (or collecting) pressure rather than loss of habitat. Second, there can exist a minimum viable population size when the finite rate of increase is relatively low and the population is also affected by density: the growth or decline of the population will depend on the initial population size. Third, when the population is small enough to be simultaneously effected by density and by inbreeding depression, there can be no viable population. (EN)

inbreeding depression (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (EL)
University of Ioannina (EN)

Evolutionary Ecology (EN)

English

1993

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