Fig. 7. The effect of connectivity among species on the CLS, showing that poorly connected species can indicate dissimilar length scales. In one example (A,C,D) there are six species, comprising five species that interact strongly, but where encounters with a 6th species are all standoffs. All species are able to recruit to bare patches (= white) on the landscape (see Methods). In the other example (B,E,F), there are eight species, where S1–S5 interact strongly, and S6–S8 interact strongly, but all interactions between S1–S5 and S6–S8 are standoffs (see Methods). (A) shows a magnified portion of the landscape whereas (B) shows the full 300 x 300 landscape (both at 5000 generations). Species colors for S1–S5 are as in Fig 2. In A and D, S6 = olive; in B and F, S6 = deep blue, S7 = dark red, and S8 = gray. Prediction-r2 spectra are shown for analyses based on series of six maps, each 10 time steps apart, finishing at generation 5000. In the six-species example, the CLS indicated by S1–S5 (about 65 length units) is less than that indicated by S6 (about 115 length units). In the eight-species example, the CLS indicated by S1S5 is similar to that indicated by S6–S8 (about 35 length units).