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Environmental Variability in Time and Space

Jonathan M. Chase and Mathew A. Leibold

in Ecological Niches

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780226101798
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226101811 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226101811.003.0006
Environmental Variability in Time and Space

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This chapter discusses how variability, through both time and space, will influence the predictions of species' interactions within the niche framework. In each case, it considers how the particular complexity influences the shape of the zero net growth isoclines, the impact vectors, or both, and thus how it alters the outcomes of interspecific interactions.

Keywords: niche framework; niche concept; zero net growth; population dynamics; equilibrium; species interactions; vectors

Chapter.  3955 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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