The Relative 'Importance' of Life-History Stages to Population Growth: Prospective and Retrospective Analyses
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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We describe five analyses, two prospective and three retrospective, that address the question of how the vital rates affect population growth rate. Then we apply them to data on the Neotropical understory herb Calathea ovandensis. Comparison of the results sheds light on various aspects of the importance of the vital rates in this particularly well studied case.
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