Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1968) 15: 25- 30

Compensatory response of artificially controlled mammal populations

Research Article
C. L. Batcheler  
  1. Forest Research Institute, Rangiora

Results of some control campaigns suggest that the characteristic features of response to reduction of numbers (improved physical conditions, higher reproductive rates) are suppressed when the control technique disrupts the ability of survivors to exploit preferred components of the habitat.