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Comment on “On the Regulation of Populations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, and Insects” II

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Science  24 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5764, pp. 1100b
DOI: 10.1126/science.1121875

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Sibly et al. (Reports, 22 July 2005, p. 607) recently estimated the relationship between population size and growth rate for 1780 time series of various species. I explain why some aspects of their analysis are questionable and, therefore, why their results and estimation procedure should be used with care.

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