Simulating the role of connectivity in shaping stream insect metacommunities under colonization cycle dynamics

Simulating the role of connectivity in shaping stream insect metacommunities under colonization... •Our model shows that dendritic pattern of riverine networks is important drive to local species richness of metacommunities in niche-assembled and dispersal-assembled scenarios.•The role of connectivity in shaping riverine metacommunities is context-dependent, that is, it depends on factors such as dispersal ability, environmental filtering and stochastic process.•The spatial structure of riverine networks should be considered in monitoring and conservation of freshwater biota. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Modelling Elsevier

Simulating the role of connectivity in shaping stream insect metacommunities under colonization cycle dynamics

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0304-3800
eISSN
1872-7026
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.04.020
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Abstract

•Our model shows that dendritic pattern of riverine networks is important drive to local species richness of metacommunities in niche-assembled and dispersal-assembled scenarios.•The role of connectivity in shaping riverine metacommunities is context-dependent, that is, it depends on factors such as dispersal ability, environmental filtering and stochastic process.•The spatial structure of riverine networks should be considered in monitoring and conservation of freshwater biota.

Journal

Ecological ModellingElsevier

Published: Aug 24, 2016

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