A Stage‐Based Population Model for Loggerhead Sea Turtles and Implications for Conservation

@article{Crouse1987ASP,
  title={A Stage‐Based Population Model for Loggerhead Sea Turtles and Implications for Conservation},
  author={Deborah T. Crouse and Larry B. Crowder and Hal Caswell},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={1987},
  volume={68},
  pages={1412-1423}
}
Management of many species is currently based on an inadequate under- standing of their population dynamics. Lack of age-specific demographic information, particularly for long-lived iteroparous species, has impeded development of useful models. We use a Lefkovitch stage class matrix model, based on a preliminary life table developed by Frazer (1983a), to point to interim management measures and to identify those data most critical to refining our knowledge about the population dynamics of… 

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