New paper: Ecologically realistic estimates of maximum population growth using informed Bayesian priors

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Steven Delean, Barry Brook and Corey Bradshaw (also SARDI) has recently been published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Dr Steven Delean, The University of Adelaide

The paper titled ‘Ecologically realistic estimates of maximum population growth using informed Bayesian priors’ uses easily obtained prior information about allometric relationships and life history characteristics of a range of mammal species to inform the estimation of growth responses of populations to their previous densities. The results show that prior knowledge of species’ life history is necessary to provide ecologically realistic estimates of regulatory dynamics even in the absence of detailed demographic data.

Find out more about this research by downloading the paper.

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