Response to comment on "On the regulation of populations of mammals, birds, fish, and insects''
Sibly, R. M., Barker, D., Denham, M. C., Hone, J. and Pagel, M. (2006) Response to comment on "On the regulation of populations of mammals, birds, fish, and insects''. Science, 313 (5783). p. 45. ISSN 0036-8075
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Our conclusions are unaffected by removal of the time series identified by Peacock and Garshelis as harvest data. The relationship between a population's growth rate and its size is generally concave in mammals, irrespective of their body sizes. However, our data set includes quality data for only five mammals larger than 20 kilograms, so strong conclusions cannot be made about these animals.
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