Density dependence at some time and place?

  title={Density dependence at some time and place?},
  author={Peter F. Sale and Nick Tolimieri},
There appears to be widespread acceptance that for a population to persist, some demographic parameter must be density dependent at some place or time. In this paper, we question the veracity and heuristic value of treating this statement as a general principle of ecology. We also point out that some processes that have recently been defined as density dependent are, in fact, not. Taken in its original sense, density dependence implies a change in demographic rates based on biological… CONTINUE READING
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