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    Quantitative and qualitative dynamics of exotic and native blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) with migrations among municipalities

    Moretti, Thiago C. and Coutinho, R. M. and de Andrade Moral, Rafael and Ferreira, C. P. and Godoy, Wesley A. C. (2013) Quantitative and qualitative dynamics of exotic and native blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) with migrations among municipalities. Community Ecology, 14 (2). pp. 249-257. ISSN 1585-8553

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    The population dynamics of blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) has been investigated in studies combining different mathematical formalisms, with estimates of demographic parameters and spatial models. However, these applications are limited to laboratory data only. In this study, we investigated the population dynamics of three species of blowflies [Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann), Chrysomya megacephala (F.) and Lucilia eximia (Wiedemann)] in a mathematical model that includes parameters estimated in the laboratory and population sizes estimated from field collections, in order to simulate the dynamics of local migration. The model combines experimental estimates of fecundity and survival with abundance data obtained in field collections, to analyze comparatively the population dynamics of the three blowfly species, taking into account the theoretical movement by individuals among municipalities with different urbanization profiles. The ecological patterns of oscillation observed depended on the municipality only for C. albiceps, a species with special demographic characteristics that are probably associated with predatory and cannibalistic behaviors. The bifurcation diagrams showed that intermediate migration rates stabilize populations. Although the proposed model considers only six municipalities in a closed system, the study was able to show different impacts of local migration on the quantitative and qualitative population behaviors, by using different connectivity levels arising from the different distances among areas.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Chrysomya albiceps; Chrysomya megacephala; Forensic entomology; Lucilia eximia; Mathematical model; Population dynamics; Spatial structure;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 14601
    Depositing User: Rafael de Andrade Moral
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 15:36
    Journal or Publication Title: Community Ecology
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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