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A mechanistic model for understanding invasions: using the environment as a predictor of population successDownload
Aim We set out to develop a temperature-and salinity-dependent mechanistic population model for copepods that can be used to understand the role of environmental parameters in population growth or decline. Models are an important tool for understanding the dynamics of invasive species; our model...
The traditional models used to characterize animal home ranges have no mechanistic basis underlying their descriptions of space use, and as a result, the analysis of animal home ranges has primarily been a descriptive endeavor. In this paper, we characterize coyote (Canis latrans) home range...
Numerical Investigation of Water Loss Mechanisms During Hydraulic Fracturing Flow-Back Operation in Tight Oil ReservoirsDownload
Multi-stage hydraulic fracturing is widely applied in tight reservoir exploitation. Production is enhanced significantly if hydraulic fractures can connect to regions with enhanced permeability due to the presence of micro (and induced) fractures. However, less than 50% of fracturing fluids are...
Predicting local and nonlocal effects of resources on animal space use using a mechanistic step-selection function.Download
Predicting space use patterns of animals from their interactions with the environment is fundamental for understanding the effect of habitat changes on ecosystem functioning. Recent attempts to address this problem have sought to unify resource selection analysis, where animal space use is...
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) populations are predicted to be negatively affected by climate warming, but the timeframe and manner in which change to polar bear populations will occur remains unclear. Predictions incorporating climate change effects are necessary for proactive population...