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Nicholson's blowflies revisited

Gurney, William and Blythe, S. and Nisbet, R.M. (1980) Nicholson's blowflies revisited. Nature, 287 (5777). pp. 17-21. ISSN 0028-0836

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A simple time-delay model of laboratory insect populations which postulates a ‘humped’ relationship between future adult recruitment and current adult population gives good quantitative agreement with Nicholson's classic blowfly data and explains the appearance of narrow ‘discrete’ generations in cycling populations.