Increased natural mortality at low abundance can generate an Allee effect in amarine fish
Hutchings, Jeffrey A.
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Negative density dependent regulation of population dynamics promotes population growth at low abundance and is therefore vital for recovery following depletion. Inversely, any process that reduces the compensatory density-dependence of population growth can negatively affect recovery. Here, we show that increased adult mortality at low abundance can reverse compen-satory population dynamics into its opposite a demographic Allee effect.
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