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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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.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1126/science.1122383
ISSNs: 0036-8075 (print)
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24 February 2006Published
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 21:36
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66492

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