Evol Ecol Res 3: 75-89 (2001)     Full PDF if your library subscribes.

Density-dependent invariance, dimensionless life histories and the energy-equivalence rule

Eric L. Charnov,* John Haskell and S.K.M. Ernest

Department of Biology, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1091, USA

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It is suggested that Damuth’s ‘energy-equivalence rule’ for mammal populations follows from a particular population dynamics invariance rule, one which leads to similar population dynamics when various species are viewed in a particular density and rate-of-change space.

Keywords: allometry, density independence, juvenile survival, macroecology, mammals.

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