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Conclusions

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/9780226101811.003.0011
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This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of what the niche framework presented in this book does for ecology, considering the limitations of the niche framework and then comparing niche and neutral theory. It argues that the niche framework can bring together the diverse theoretical and statistical tools being developed in the field of ecology, and can serve as the foundation for ecological studies.

Keywords: niche concept; niche framework; ecology

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Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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