Evidence for the buffer effect operating in multiple species at a national scale.

@article{Sullivan2015EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the buffer effect operating in multiple species at a national scale.},
  author={Martin J P Sullivan and Stuart E. Newson and James W Pearce-Higgins},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={20140930}
}
A long-standing aim of ecologists is to understand the processes involved in regulating populations. One such mechanism is the buffer effect, where lower quality habitats are increasingly used as a species reaches higher population densities, with a resultant average reduction in fecundity and survival limiting population growth. Although the buffer effect has been demonstrated in populations of a number of species, a test of its importance in influencing population growth rates of multiple… CONTINUE READING