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Tbe Ulnivemit of Gticao Department of zoilon CHICAGO, ILLINOIS March 15, 1935. Dr. Aldo Leopold, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisco.sin, Madison, Wisc. Dear Dr. Leopold: I am sorry that I have not a reprint of the Mass Physiology article. ors is the second request by today's mail for this paper. I have had to buy some extra copies of the number in which the article appeared in order to satisfy certain contractual requireme.ts. I am very much interested in the aggregation ph&nomena in game birds but have little insight into the methods of attack which are possible. I should like very much to know aoout the minimum population of quail, for example, which can regenerate in a natural environment without immigration from other localities. I am sending forward under separate cover two recent reprints which may interest you. It has occurred to me that it might be valuable to test one suggestion made in the Eco~y paper in fielwgrk, namely, what would be the chance" i"survival in nat re'avig a definite correlation/.- with the peck order in a given flock? This could be d- I believe, by banding with colored bands or otherwise marking the birds, determining the peck order by oOservation and then determining survival over a period of time.Of course, there is trouble here because the peck order once established may not hold indefinitely. I shall be glad to talk with you at any time about these and other problems Out I warn you that I will probably get more benefit from the conversation than I can give. I am looking forward with interest to visiting Sherwood Plantation next week where they have a number of problems they wish to discuss with me. Very cordially yours, W. C. Allee. r