On the concept of attractor for community-dynamical processes I: the case of unstructured populations
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We introduce a notion of attractor adapted to dynamical processes as they are studied in community-ecological models and their computer simulations. This attractor concept is modeled after that of Ruelle as presented in  and . It incorporates the fact that in an immigration-free community populations can go extinct at low values of their densities.
KeywordsCommunity dynamics Attractors Adaptive dynamics Chain recurrency Pseudoorbits
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