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Classifying Rodent Population Changes

Charles J. Krebs

in Population Fluctuations in Rodents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226010359
eISBN:
9780226010496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010496.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the rise and fall of rodent populations, and classifies these population changes. First, it defines four background issues that must be reviewed before classifying patterns of ... More


Disease as a Potential Factor in Population Changes

Charles J. Krebs

in Population Fluctuations in Rodents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226010359
eISBN:
9780226010496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010496.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses diseases as the most likely cause for rodent population fluctuations. It first describes a study carried out on vole tuberculosis and population fluctuations, and then ... More


Spatial Dynamics of Populations

Charles J. Krebs

in Population Fluctuations in Rodents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226010359
eISBN:
9780226010496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010496.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fluctuations in small rodent populations tend to occur at the same time over large geographical areas. This chapter discusses the patterns of synchrony among rodent populations, and identifies three ... More


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