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Chapter 5 Empirical Evidence of Density-Dependence in Populations of Large Herbivores

Abstract:

Density-dependence is a key concept in population dynamics. Here, we review how body mass and demographic parameters vary with population density in large herbivores. The demographic parameters we consider are age- and sex-specific reproduction, survival and dispersal. As population density increases, the body mass of large herbivores typically declines, affecting individual performance traits such as age of first reproduction and juvenile survival. We documented density-dependent variations ...

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Bonenfant, C More by this author
Gaillard, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Festa-Bianchet, M More by this author
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Publisher:
Academic Press Inc.
Journal:
Advances in Ecological Research
Volume:
41
Pages:
313-357
Publication date:
2009
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ISSN:
0065-2504
URN:
uuid:61f3c8ed-9f85-402e-87d7-609c32ce36f4
Source identifiers:
381585
Local pid:
pubs:381585
Language:
English

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