mergeSubpops {ConnMatTools} | R Documentation |

## Merge subpopulations

### Description

This function tries to merge random subopoulations, checking if the result is a better soluton to the minimization problem.

### Usage

```
mergeSubpops(subpops.lst, conn.mat, beta)
```

### Arguments

`subpops.lst` |
A list whose elements are vectors of indices for each subpopulation. See |

`conn.mat` |
A square connectivity matrix. This matrix has typically been normalized and made symmetric prior to using this function. |

`beta` |
Controls degree of splitting of connectivity matrix, with larger values generating more subpopulations. |

### Value

List of the same format as subpops.lst, but with potentially fewer subpopulations.

### Author(s)

David M. Kaplan dmkaplan2000@gmail.com

### References

Jacobi, M. N., Andre, C., Doos, K., and Jonsson, P. R. 2012. Identification of subpopulations from connectivity matrices. Ecography, 35: 1004-1016.

### See Also

See also `optimalSplitConnMat`

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*ConnMatTools*version 0.3.5 Index]