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A Controversial Equation in Population Ecology

Abstract

AN equation presented by Nicholson1 was recently criticized by Andrewartha2 whose comments were in turn criticized by Varley3 and Nicholson4. So far, the real nature and purport of this equation does not seem to have emerged.

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    Nicholson, A. J., Aust. J. Zool., 2, 1 (1954).

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    Andrewartha, H. G., Nature, 183, 200 (1959).

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    Varley, G. C., Nature, 183, 911 (1959).

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    Nicholson, A. J., Nature, 183, 911 (1959).

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    Nicholson, A. J., J. Anim. Ecol., 2, 132 (1933).

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    Milne, A., Canad. Entom., 89, 193 (1957).

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    Milne, A., Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol., 22, 253 (1957).

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    Nicholson, A. J., “Ann. Rev. Entom”, 3, 107 (1958).

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