Breeding in field populations of house mice (Mus muscfllus
L.) is usually seasonal,and this has often been attributed to seasonal fluctuations in the quality or abundance of food. Populations of house mice in Australia are subject to irregular-outbreaks, and previous authors have suggested that these plagues are causally linked to improved breeding which occurs when food supplies are temporarily improved by unusually favourable weather. This thesis examines the link between breeding and the...[Show more]
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