The importance of developing modeling frameworks to inform conservation decisions: a response to Lonergan

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Matthiopoulos, J., Smout, S., Caillat, M. et al. The importance of developing modeling frameworks to inform conservation decisions: a response to Lonergan. Oecologia 175, 1069–1071 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-014-2973-z

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Keywords

  • Harbor Seal
  • Demographic Model
  • Demographic Rate
  • Seal Population
  • Inform Management Decision