The dynamics of equid populations Academic Article uri icon


  • The dynamics of a species are determined by its characteristics (phylogeny and ontogeny), the environment in which the individual animals exist, and the interaction between the two. By knowing the reproductive, survival, immigration, and emigration rates of a species and the factors that influence them, we can predict future changes in population density, and the rate at which these are expected to occur. Equids are large herbivores with body mass ranging from l00kg for adult ass to 450kg in adult Grevy zebra and Perzewalski horse (by …

publication date

  • January 1, 2002