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The phenology of space: Spatial aspects of bison density dependence in Yellowstone National Park

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M.L. Taper, M. Meagher, and C.L. Jerde, 2000, The phenology of space: Spatial aspects of bison density dependence in Yellowstone National Park: Montana State University.

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The Yellowstone bison represent the only bison population in the United States that survived in the wild the near-extermination of the late 1800's. This paper capitalizes on a unique opportunity provided by the record of the bison population of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). This population has been intensely monitored for almost four decades. The analysis of long-term spatio-temporal data from 1970-1997 supports the following conclusions. 1) Even though the Yellowstone bison herd exhibits an extended period of what appears to be linear growth, this pattern can be explained with classical density dependent dynamics if one realizes that perhaps the primary response of the herd to increased density is range expansion. 2) Several spatial [...]

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