Wolf population regulation revisited: again

Journal of Wildlife Management
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The long-accepted conclusion that wolf density is regulated by nutrition was recently challenged, and the conclusion was reached that, at greater levels of prey biomass, social factors such as intraspecific strife and territoriality tend to regulate wolf density. We reanalyzed the data used in that study for 2 reasons: 1) we disputed the use of 2 data points, and 2) because of recognized heteroscedasticity, we used weighted-regression analysis instead of the unweighted regressions used in the original study. We concluded that the data do not support the hypothesis that wolf densities are regulated by social factors.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Wolf population regulation revisited: again
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
DOI 10.1002/jwmg.744
Volume 78
Issue 6
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 963
Last page 967