Birth-year and current-year influences on survival and recruitment rates of female Weddell seals

@article{Stauffer2013BirthyearAC,
  title={Birth-year and current-year influences on survival and recruitment rates of female Weddell seals},
  author={Glenn E. Stauffer and Jay J. Rotella and Robert A. Garrott},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={55},
  pages={405-415}
}
In long-lived species, juvenile survival typically is lower and more variable than adult survival, and modeling such variation is important for understanding population dynamics. Variability in juvenile survival can be related to birth- or current-year influences, and the birth-year influences can be transient, persistent, or intermediate in duration. We used multi-state models and data collected from 5,459 known-aged prebreeder female Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii Lesson) tagged in… CONTINUE READING