Why can metapopulations remain stable over time even if some subpopulations go extinct?

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Other subpopulations can exceed K, their carrying capacity, to make up for the localized extinctions.

  

Human fragmentation of large habitats into smaller, isolated habitats will create new habitats for the species.

  

Migration from other subpopulations can re-establish formerly extinct subpopulations.

  

The species can re-evolve in the empty habitat patch from closely related species already present in the habitat.

 

asked Jan 2, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
edited Jan 2, 2013
    

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Migration from other subpopulations can re-establish formerly extinct subpopulations.

 

answered Jan 2, 2013 by anonymous

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