Range Size and Local Abundance of Some North American Songbirds: A Positive Correlation

@article{Bock1983RangeSA,
  title={Range Size and Local Abundance of Some North American Songbirds: A Positive Correlation},
  author={C. Bock and R. Ricklefs},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1983},
  volume={122},
  pages={295 - 299}
}
The study of distribution a d abundance is fundamental to biogeography and ecology. Although the complementarity of these attributes of species has long been recognized (Grinnell 1922; Elton 1927; Pitelka 1941; Andrewartha and Birch 1954), the relationship between geographical range and population density remains only partially understood. Hanski (1982, p. 212) recently proposed as a "rule in nature" that species occupying the most sites also have the highest average abundance within those… Expand
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