A simple mechanism for population cycles

R.M. Nisbet, William Gurney

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Abstract

Although most animal populations exhibit irregular fluctuations, there has long been considerable interest in the dynamics of populations which seem to fluctuate in a cyclic manner with a period different from that of obvious environmental ‘drivers’. We have analysed possible models of the mechanisms underlying the regulation of populations in order to simplify the extraction of useful information from specific cases of population oscillation.
LanguageEnglish
Pages319-320
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume263
Issue number5575
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 1976

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  • population dynamics
  • population cycles

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Nisbet, R.M. ; Gurney, William. / A simple mechanism for population cycles. In: Nature. 1976 ; Vol. 263, No. 5575. pp. 319-320.
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In: Nature, Vol. 263, No. 5575, 23.09.1976, p. 319-320.

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