Population fluctuations of the western tent caterpillar in southwestern British Columbia

  title={Population fluctuations of the western tent caterpillar in southwestern British Columbia},
  author={Judith H Myers},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  • J. Myers
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Population Ecology
Abstract Cyclic populations of western tent caterpillars fluctuate with a periodicity of 6–11 years in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Typically, larval survival is high in early stages of the population increase, begins to decline midway through the increase phase, and is low through several generations of the population decline. Fecundity is generally high in increasing and in peak populations but is also reduced during the population decline. Poor survival and low fecundity for… 
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