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Population fluctuations in rodents

Author: Charles J Krebs
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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How did rodent outbreaks in Germany help to end World War I? What caused the destructive outbreak of rodents in Oregon and California in the late 1950s, the large population outbreak of lemmings in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Krebs
ISBN: 9780226010359 022601035X 022601049X 9780226010496
OCLC Number: 809910961
Description: x, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Classifying rodent population changes --
Biogeography of rodent population fluctuations --
Reproductive rates in fluctuating populations --
Mortality rates in fluctuating populations --
Immigration and emigration --
Spatial dynamics of populations --
How can we determine what drives population changes? --
The food hypothesis --
Predation as the explanation for fluctuations --
Disease as a potential factor in population changes --
Self-regulation hypotheses for fluctuations --
Multifactor explanations of fluctuations --
Models for fluctuating rodent populations --
Key studies yet to be done --
Synthesis of rodent population dynamics --
Comparative dynamics of rodents and other mammals.
Responsibility: Charles J. Krebs.

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