By T. H. Clutton-Brock,J. M. Pemberton

ISBN-10: 0521529905

ISBN-13: 9780521529907

ISBN-10: 0521823005

ISBN-13: 9780521823005

Soay Sheep synthesises the most distinctive experiences of demography and dynamics in a evidently regulated inhabitants of mammals. in contrast to such a lot different huge mammals, the Soay sheep inhabitants of Hirta within the St Kilda archipelago exhibit chronic oscillations, occasionally expanding or declining by means of greater than 60% in a 12 months. Soay Sheep explores the factors of those oscillations and their effects for choice on genetic and phenotypic edition in the inhabitants, drawing on reviews over approximately 20 years of the life-histories and reproductive careers of a lot of persons. overlaying inhabitants dynamics, demography and their results on choice, vigorous and source boundaries at the interplay among sheep and parasites, and the adaptive value in their reproductive features, it presents designated insights into the rules of different herbivore populations and the results of environmental swap on choice and edition. it is going to be crucial analyzing for vertebrate ecologists, demographers, evolutionary biologists and behavioural ecologists.

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