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Main Title PATCH: A Spatially Explicit Life History Simulator for Terrestrial Vertebrates.
Author Schumaker, N. H. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.;National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher 1997
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-CR824682; EPA/600/A-97/086;
Stock Number PB98-116429
Additional Subjects Invertebrates ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Animal populations ; Population dynamics ; Wildlife habitats ; Terrestrial habitats ; Wildlife conservation ; Land management ; Landscapes ; Species diveristy ; Disturbances ; Life history studies ; Man environment interactions ; Geographic information systems ; Computer models ; Computerized simulation ; Simulators ; Mapping ; PATCH computer model
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NTIS  PB98-116429 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/03/1998
Collation 40p
A new spatially explicit life history simulator has been developed to aid researchers exploring the possible influences of habitat pattern on the viability of populations of terrestrial vertebrates. The model is especially useful for evaluating the consequences for wildlife species of habitat change through time. The model is discussed in the manuscript, and a case study is presented that illustrates its use. Results from the case study suggest that relationships between population viability and anthropogenic stressors developed for one region may, in certain cases, be extrapolated to other very different regions. This research is useful for investigators involved in the development of theory linking population viability analysis to landscape structure and anthropogenic disturbance.