Stochastic seasonality and nonlinear density-dependent factors regulate population size in an African rodent

  title={Stochastic seasonality and nonlinear density-dependent factors regulate population size in an African rodent},
  author={Herwig Leirs and Nils Chr. Stenseth and J. D. Nichols and James Hines and Ron Verhagen and Walter Verheyen},
Ecology has long been troubled by the controversy over how populations are regulated,. Some ecologists focus on the role of environmental effects, whereas others argue that density-dependent feedback mechanisms are central. The relative importance of both processes is still hotly debated, but clear examples of both processes acting in the same population are rare,. Key-factor analysis (regression of population changes on possible causal factors) and time-series analysis are often used to… CONTINUE READING

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