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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 Scandinavia in 2010, and the great abundance of field mice in Scotland in the spring of 2011? Population fluctuations, or outbreaks, of rodents constitute one of the classic problems of animal ecology, and in Population  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Krebs, Charles J., author.
Population fluctuations in rodents.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012037021
(OCoLC)809910961
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Krebs
ISBN: 9780226010496 022601049X
OCLC Number: 841171237
Description: 1 online resource (pages 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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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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