Technical comment. "On the Regulation of Populations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, and Insects" III


Doncaster, C. Patrick (2006) Technical comment. "On the Regulation of Populations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, and Insects" III. Science, 311, (5764), p.1100. (doi:10.1126/science.1122383).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1122383

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Stochasticity in time series explains concave responses of per capita growth rate to population size. The gradients with the natural log of population size have more biological importance because they measure strength of density compensation. Its weakening with increasing body size across taxa (Sibly et al., Reports, 22 July 2005, p. 607) is consistent with slower responses in ascent than descent toward carrying capacity. Time series therefore suggest that populations of large-bodied animals underfill their environments.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0036-8075 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Biological Sciences
ePrint ID: 66492
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:47
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66492

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