Accession Number : ADA330618

Title :   The Relative 'Importance' of Life-History Stages to Population Growth: Prospective and Retrospective Analyses

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Horvitz, Carol ; Schemske, Douglas W. ; Caswell, Hal

PDF Url : ADA330618

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : We describe five analyses, two prospective and three retrospective, that address the question of how the vital rates affect population growth rate. Then we apply them to data on the Neotropical understory herb Calathea ovandensis. Comparison of the results sheds light on various aspects of the 'importance' of the vital rates in this particularly well studied case.

Descriptors :   *DEMOGRAPHY, *POPULATION, ENVIRONMENTS, MODELS, GROWTH(GENERAL), MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), RATES, PERTURBATIONS, ECOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Ecology
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE