Importance of population structure at the time of toxicant exposure.

  title={Importance of population structure at the time of toxicant exposure.},
  author={John D. Stark and J. Banken},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  volume={42 3},
Populations in nature often consist of a mixture of stages and ages, yet toxicological studies even demographic studies, usually evaluate one starting life stage. In this study it was asked whether the starting age/stage structure of a population at the time of initial pesticide exposure influenced the impact that pesticides have on population growth rates. This question was answered by exposing differently structured populations of two terrestrial arthropod species, the two-spotted spider mite… CONTINUE READING

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