Evolutionary Ecology

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 309–311

Is maximum sustainable yield independent of body size for mammals (and others)?

  • Eric L. Charnov

DOI: 10.1007/BF01237748

Cite this article as:
Charnov, E.L. Evol Ecol (1993) 7: 309. doi:10.1007/BF01237748


Provided carrying capacity (K) for non-primate mammals scales with the −0.75 power of adult body weight (W), MSY (in weight) should be approximately one-sixth ofC, whereC is defined byK =CW−0.75.


population dynamics mammals harvesting production 

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© Chapman & Hall 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric L. Charnov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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