Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Early Development and Population Dynamics in Red Deer. I. Density-Dependent Effects on Juvenile Survival

T. H. Clutton-Brock, M. Major, S. D. Albon and F. E. Guinness
Journal of Animal Ecology
Vol. 56, No. 1 (Feb., 1987), pp. 53-67
DOI: 10.2307/4799
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4799
Page Count: 15
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($18.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Early Development and Population Dynamics in Red Deer. I. Density-Dependent Effects on Juvenile Survival
Preview not available

Abstract

(1) The paper investigates the effects of density-dependent changes in early development on population dynamics in red deer (Cervus elaphus) on Rhum. (2) The survival of calves through their first year of life was related to their birth weight and birth date. (3) As population density increased, the average date of parturition became later. Mean birth weight did not change, but at high density, its influence on over-winter calf survival intensified. (4) An extension of key factor analysis showed that these two effects were responsible for much of the increase in over-winter calf mortality at high population density.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
53
    53
  • Thumbnail: Page 
54
    54
  • Thumbnail: Page 
55
    55
  • Thumbnail: Page 
56
    56
  • Thumbnail: Page 
57
    57
  • Thumbnail: Page 
58
    58
  • Thumbnail: Page 
59
    59
  • Thumbnail: Page 
60
    60
  • Thumbnail: Page 
61
    61
  • Thumbnail: Page 
62
    62
  • Thumbnail: Page 
63
    63
  • Thumbnail: Page 
64
    64
  • Thumbnail: Page 
65
    65
  • Thumbnail: Page 
66
    66
  • Thumbnail: Page 
67
    67