Resolving the limitation – regulation debate

  title={Resolving the limitation – regulation debate},
  author={Thomas C. R. White},
  journal={Ecological Research},
Many recent ecological studies have demonstrated that animal populations are limited by their food. Examples are presented here to refute the view that natural populations are regulated by negative feedback mortality factors. Additionally, several incorrect statements in a recent publication are discussed, specifically (1) that there is no difference between the concepts of regulation and limitation; (2) that the debate is about what causes the time it takes a population to reach the carrying… CONTINUE READING