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Life history trade-offs assemble ecological guilds.

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Ecological theory predicts that competition for a limiting resource will lead to the exclusion of species unless the within-species effects outweigh the between-species effects. Understanding how multiple competitors might coexist on a single resource has focused on the prescriptive formalism of a necessary niche width and limiting similarity. Here, we show how continuously varying life histories and trade-offs in these characteristics can allow multiple competitors to coexist, and we reveal ...

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10.1126/science.1100680

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Jansen, VA More by this author
Hassell, MP More by this author
Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
306
Issue:
5693
Pages:
111-114
Publication date:
2004-10-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:4e21e120-6d9f-4f54-9cfb-1676e4eb3c84
Source identifiers:
209466
Local pid:
pubs:209466

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