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Population fluctuations in rodents / Charles J. Krebs.

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Author/Creator:
Krebs, Charles J., author.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Copyright date:
2013
Publication:
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Copyright notice:
©2013
Format:
  • Book
  • x, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-298) and index.
Contents:
  • Classifying rodent population changes
  • Biogeography of rodent population fluctuations
  • Reproductive rates in fluctuating populations
  • Mortality rates in fluctuating populations
  • Immigration and emigration
  • Spatial dynamics of populations
  • How can we determine what drives population changes?
  • The food hypothesis
  • Predation as the explanation for fluctuations
  • Disease as a potential factor in population changes
  • Self-regulation hypotheses for fluctuations
  • Multifactor explanations of fluctuations
  • Models for fluctuating rodent populations
  • Key studies yet to be done
  • Synthesis of rodent population dynamics
  • Comparative dynamics of rodents and other mammals.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780226010359
022601035X
9780226010496
022601049X

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