Primary sources of instability and oscillation in the dynamics of a single species are various mechanisms which cause delayed responses of fecundity to environmental changes. Fundamental mechanisms include gestation periods, age-specific reproductive rates and age-specific (or weighted) effects of population density on fecundity. The effects on the stability and instability of equilibria caused by these three specific mechanisms are studied by means of a general model equation.
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