Research on Population Viability of Melitaea Didyma (Esper, 1779) (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae)

  • K. Vogel
  • J. Johannesen
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Most previous population viability analyses of endangered species have focused on large vertebrates (Boyce 1992). Many endangered species, however, are characterized by small body size, high rates of population increase, and short generation times. Population viability analysis for these species should focus on the environmental factors and the metapopulation characteristics that determine population persistence (Murphy et al. 1990).


Habitat Patch Population Viability Average Residence Time Population Viability Analysis Transect Count 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Vogel
    • 1
  • J. Johannesen
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Nature Conservation, University of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Population BiologyZoological Institute, University MainzMainzGermany

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