Should hunting mortality mimic the patterns of natural mortality?

  title={Should hunting mortality mimic the patterns of natural mortality?},
  author={Richard Bischof and Atle Mysterud and Jon Swenson},
  journal={Biology letters},
  volume={4 3},
With growing concerns about the impact of selective harvesting on natural populations, researchers encourage managers to implement harvest regimes that avoid or minimize the potential for demographic and evolutionary side effects. A seemingly intuitive recommendation is to implement harvest regimes that mimic natural mortality patterns. Using stochastic simulations based on a model of risk as a logistic function of a normally distributed biological trait variable, we evaluate the validity of… CONTINUE READING

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