Population Control in Animals by Overloading Resources with Sterile Animals

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Science  03 May 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3566, pp. 496-497
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3566.496


Sterile animals might be introduced into a population to overload a resource. As a result, some of the original fertile animals might be lost by migration or death. This process could be repeated until the fertile population was eradicated without the mating required by Knipling's models. This method may be of use in ecology and in economic control of populations.