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Community Succession, Assembly, and Biodiversity

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/9780226101811.003.0008
Community Succession, Assembly, and Biodiversity

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This chapter uses the species sorting process discussed in Chapter 7 to illuminate several processes of interest to community ecologists. Specifically, it discusses how species composition varies among sites through succession and assembly, and how patterns of diversity respond to important environmental gradients such as disturbance and productivity.

Keywords: niche concept; species sorting; community ecology; species composition; species diversity

Chapter.  7887 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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