Density dependence in ungulates: a review of causes, and concepts with some clarifications RT Bower, VC Bleich, KM Stewart

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Density dependence in ungulates: a review of causes, and concepts with some clarifications  RT Bower, VC Bleich, KM Stewart  - California Fish and Game, 2014
... Whether mortality is compensatory or additive is a function of where the population is in relation to K, which is critically important when determining if and when predator control is biologically justified. We provide a model based on life-history characteristics to help parameterize where the population is in relation to K, and discuss a new nutritional model (nutritional carry capacity; NCC) for determining the relative degree of compensatory or additive mortality and the proximity of a population to its food supply...


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