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Synchrony in tritrophic food chain metacommunities.
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PMID:  22880897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The synchronous behaviour of interacting communities is studied in this paper. Each community is described by a tritrophic food chain model, and the communities interact through a network with arbitrary topology, composed of patches and migration corridors. The analysis of the local synchronization properties (via the master stability function approach) shows that, if only one species can migrate, the dispersal of the consumer (i.e., the intermediate trophic level) is the most effective mechanism for promoting synchronization. When analysing the effects of the variations of demographic parameters, it is found that factors that stabilize the single community also tend to favour synchronization. Global synchronization is finally analysed by means of the connection graph method, yielding a lower bound on the value of the dispersion rate that guarantees the synchronization of the metacommunity for a given network topology.
Igor Belykh; Carlo Piccardi; Sergio Rinaldi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biological dynamics     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1751-3758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biol Dyn     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101299725     Medline TA:  J Biol Dyn     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-514     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of Mathematics and Statistics , Georgia State University , Atlanta , GA , USA.
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