How can mortality increase population size? A test of two mechanistic hypotheses.

@article{McIntire2018HowCM,
  title={How can mortality increase population size? A test of two mechanistic hypotheses.},
  author={Kristina M McIntire and Steven A Juliano},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2018},
  volume={99 7},
  pages={
          1660-1670
        }
}
Overcompensation occurs when added mortality increases survival to the next life-cycle stage. Overcompensation can contribute to the Hydra effect, wherein added mortality increases equilibrium population size. One hypothesis for overcompensation is that added mortality eases density dependence, increasing survival to adulthood ("temporal separation of mortality and density dependence"). Mortality early in the life cycle is therefore predicted to cause overcompensation, whereas mortality later… CONTINUE READING
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