Demography, disease and the devil: life history changes in a disease-affected population of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii)

Date

2009

Authors

Lachish, Shelly
McCallum, Hamish
Jones, Menna E

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British Ecological Society

Abstract

1. Examining the demographic responses of populations to disease epidemics and the nature of compensatory responses to perturbation from epidemics is critical to our understanding of the processes affecting population dynamics and our ability to conserve

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Keywords: age structure; demography; endangered species; epidemic; infectious disease; life history trait; marsupial; sex ratio; sexual maturity; survival; tumor; age distribution; animal; animal disease; article; Australia; epidemic; female; male; marsupial; popul Age structure; Demographic compensation; Devil facial tumour disease; Sex ratio biases; Tasmanian devil

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Source

Journal of Animal Ecology

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01494.x

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2037-12-31