ArticleMusical Chairs Mortality Functions: Density-Dependent Deaths Caused By Competition For Unguarded RefugesSteele, Mark A.Structural refuges within which prey can escape from predators can be an important limiting resource for the prey. In a manner that resembles the childhood game of musical chairs, many prey species rapidly retreat to shared, unguarded refuges whenever . . .
ArticleSteele, Mark A.Determining the mechanisms by which natural populations are regulated is a key issue in ecology. Identifying the biological causes of density dependence has, however, proved difficult in many systems. In this study we tested whether adults of three sp . . .