Reawakening Malthus: Empirical support for the Smail scenario


  • Jeffrey K. McKee

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    1. Department of Anthropology and Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210
    • Department of Anthropology, Ohio State University, Lord Hall, 124 W. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210-1364
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Editor's Note:

In the November issue of the Journal, Kenneth Smail presented the third and final part of his series on Malthus and human population growth. Here, Jeffrey McKee offers additional thoughts on population and its impact on biodiversity and extinction history. Am J Phys Anthropol 122: 371–374, 2003. © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.