Simulations of CA Model of Mussel Bed
Output from a spatially explicit cellular automata model of a mussle bed with (A) spatial gradients but no neighborhood effects, (B) spatial gradients and neighborhood effects, and (C) spatial gradients, neighborhood effects, and a tenfold increase in the immigration rate of predators. Mussel size is color coded from red for large through blue for small. See Robles and Desharnais (2002, Ecology 83: 1521-1536, [reprint-pdf-442KB]) for details.

This work was supported in part by grants HRD-9805529 and OCE-0089842 from the U.S. National Science Foundation. All opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NSF.

  Copyright © 2002, Robert A Desharnais
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University, Los Angeles, CA, 90032-8201
Email: rdeshar@calstatela.edu