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Harvesting in seasonal environments

Xu, Cailin; Boyce, Mark S; Daley, Daryl

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Most harvest theory is based on an assumption of a constant or stochastic environment, yet most populations experience some form of environmental seasonality. Assuming that a population follows logistic growth we investigate harvesting in seasonal environments, focusing on maximum annual yield (M.A.Y.) and population persistence under five commonly used harvest strategies. We show that the optimal strategy depends dramatically on the intrinsic growth rate of population and the magnitude of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85390
Source: Journal of Mathematical Biology
DOI: 10.1007/s00285-004-0303-5

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