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Relationship between a disease, host density and mortality in a free-living deer population

Leader-Williams, N.. 1982 Relationship between a disease, host density and mortality in a free-living deer population. The Journal of Animal Ecology, 51 (1). 235-240. https://doi.org/10.2307/4322

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Abstract/Summary

(1) Disease is often viewed as a density-dependent factor expected to limit population numbers, but field evidence from mammals is generally lacking. (2) Mandibular swellings in reindeer on South Georgia provide an example of a disease whose frequency of occurrence is correlated with host density. (3) The disease acts as a contributory cause of mortality by reducing the body condition of reindeer

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.2307/4322
ISSN: 00218790
NORA Subject Terms: Health
Date made live: 23 Jul 2019 08:57 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/524423

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