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MEPS 432:299-302 (2011)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/meps09245

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Reproducibility in simulation experiments: Comment on Munguia et al. (2010)

Jean-Sébastien Lauzon-Guay1,*, Devin A. Lyons2

1Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Mont-Joli, Quebec G5H 3Z4, Canada
2Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada

ABSTRACT: In a recent article, Munguia et al. (2010; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 413:229–240) presented a spatially explicit mathematical model of competition among 4 sessile species of benthic invertebrates. We argue that, based on the description of the model, it is impossible to repeat the analysis without making numerous guesses and assumptions. Furthermore, the results do not correspond to the model as it is described. We highlight elements of the model formulation and description relating to dispersal, colonization, and competition that, if clarified, would help the reader to understand, evaluate, and extend the results of this study.


KEY WORDS: Priority effect · Competition · Dispersal · Simulation model


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Cite this article as: Lauzon-Guay JS, Lyons DA (2011) Reproducibility in simulation experiments: Comment on Munguia et al. (2010). Mar Ecol Prog Ser 432:299-302. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps09245

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