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Carrying capacity - a capricious construct

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The concept of a carrying capacity of an environment for a population has been an effective way of introducing a connection between populations and their environment. This approach has been particularly effective in heuristic Lotka–Volterra models of competition and predation that provide a basis for theoretical considerations of population interactions. However, the concept has proved less useful for interactions such as mutualism. The textbook Lotka–Volterra model of mutualism represents th...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.03.010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Ecological Modelling More from this journal
Volume:
401
Pages:
20-26
Publication date:
2019-04-02
Acceptance date:
2019-03-18
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1872-7026 and 0304-3800
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English
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uuid:f5f4cae5-40a7-4b91-b469-061193e466c8
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992788
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2019-07-05

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