New publication: Comments to “Persistent problems in the construction of matrix population models”

By Judy Che-Castaldo, Owen R. Jones, Bruce E. Kendall, Jean H.Burns, Dylan Z.Childs, Thomas H.G. Ezard, Haydee Hernandez-Yanez, David J. Hodgson, Eelke Jongejans, Tiffany Knight, Cory Merow, Satu Ramula, Iain Stott, Yngvild Vindenes*, Hiroyuki Yokomizo, Roberto Salguero-Gómez in Ecological Modelling

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The use of matrix population models (MPMs*) to summarize and analyze the empirically observed demography of both plant and animal populations has exhibited rapid growth in recent decades. Comparative analyses using independent collections of MPMs have generated valuable ecological insights, leading to the recognition that a comprehensive MPM dataset would be a valuable resource for the ecological research community. We therefore launched the COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database and the COMADRE Animal Matrix Database, which comprise 1204 plant and animal species and 10,949 MPMs as of October 2019.

Our initial goal with COMPADRE and COMADRE was to present MPMs as intended by the authors of the original publications, relying on the authors and the peer review process to ensure that the published population projection matrix correctly described the intended life history. [...] Continue reading [and original text including references]


Ecological Modelling
Volume 416, 15 January 2020, 108913
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Judy Che-Castaldo, Owen R. Jones, Bruce E. Kendall, Jean H.Burns, Dylan Z.Childs, Thomas H.G. Ezard, Haydee Hernandez-Yanez, David J. Hodgson, Eelke Jongejans, Tiffany Knight, Cory Merow, Satu Ramula, Iain Stott, Yngvild Vindenes*, Hiroyuki Yokomizo, Roberto Salguero-Gómez

* Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. See the publication webpage for full author information.

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