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Fig. 2

From: More frequent extreme climate events stabilize reindeer population dynamics

Fig. 2

Schematic summary of the different analytical steps. Boxes with rounded corners show the analytical steps used in this paper. Square boxes contain data or estimates that are fed into the models in steps 1–4. Si,t and Fi,t refer to survival and fecundity estimates for age class i at time t, Nt is the population size at time t, either age-structured before the hunting season (Nprehunt,i,t) or right after the end of the hunting season (Nposthunt,t), and ROS is a measure of rain-on-snow, as defined in the Methods. Note that in this figure, we use the term density in place of population size when considering density effects of population size on population growth (i.e., density dependence). This is to aid the reader in following how Nt was used in different steps of our analysis (as a cause of density dependence, or as a response variable), and does not indicate a change in the way Nt was estimated

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