A Deer Population Model for California (2009) IS RESOURCE DEPRESSION THE SAME AS POPULATION DEPRESSION? MODELING ARTIODACTYL POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS UNDER HUMAN PREDATION,

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A Deer Population Model for California
IS RESOURCE DEPRESSION THE SAME AS POPULATION DEPRESSION?  
MODELING ARTIODACTYL POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS UNDER HUMAN PREDATION,  SCA Proceedings, Volume 22 (2009), ADRIAN R WHITAKER, DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
This paper will attempt to identify the critical variables of population dynamics for deer (Odocoileus sp.) through the modeling of deer populations both under and free from hunting pressure. The dynamics of these models, combined with modern ecological studies, will demonstrate the robust nature of deer populations and the overall ability of deer to withstand fairly substantial losses from human hunting. The paper will conclude with a discussion of the implications of the findings for arguments regarding resource conservation by prehistoric Californians. 


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