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Population synchrony in small-world networks / E Ranta; M. S Fowler; V Kaitala; Mike Fowler

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Volume: 275, Issue: 1633, Pages: 435 - 442

Swansea University Author: Mike, Fowler

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DOI (Published version): 10.1098/rspb.2007.1546

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Small-world linkage is a revolutionary architecture describing a wide range of social, physical and biological networks. Small-worlds are based on regular network patterns, with some proportion of links replaced by random connections between nodes. We develop this approach for spatially structured p...

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Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
ISSN: 0962-8452 1471-2954
Published: 2008
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa13408
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Abstract: Small-world linkage is a revolutionary architecture describing a wide range of social, physical and biological networks. Small-worlds are based on regular network patterns, with some proportion of links replaced by random connections between nodes. We develop this approach for spatially structured populations for the first time, generating novel results across a range of biological models: small-world patterns tend to decrease global synchrony across populations, reducing the risk of global catastrophes. As some element of stochastic dispersal is ubiquitous in natural populations, this work develops a more appropriate paradigm describing dispersal behaviour than purely regular or random linkage patterns.
Keywords: Small-world, dispersal, synchrony, random, Moran, network
College: College of Science
Issue: 1633
Start Page: 435
End Page: 442