Gurney, William and Nisbet, R.M. (1976) Spatial pattern and the mechanism of population regulation. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 59 (2). pp. 361-370. ISSN 0022-5193Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
It has been suggested that the saturation density of many populations is adjusted to match environmental conditions by indirect controls rather than by direct physiological response to lack of some critical resource. This hypothesis is widely regarded as untestable since the observable effects of direct and indirect regulation have been held to be indistinguishable. In this paper we show that the way in which the density of a consumer population competing for a single, spatially heterogeneous, limiting resource, “tracks” variations in its environment is characteristically dependent upon the nature of the density limiting mechanism.
|Keywords:||consumer population, population density, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all), Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all), Modelling and Simulation, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Probability, Immunology and Microbiology(all), Medicine(all)|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||18 Oct 2012 09:59|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 19:09|