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Why equalising trade-offs aren't always neutral.

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Equalising trade-offs, such as seed mass vs. number, have been invoked to reconcile neutral theory with observed differences between species. This is an appealing explanation for the dramatic seed size variation seen within guilds of otherwise similar plants: under size-symmetric competition, where resource capture is proportional to mass, the outcome of competition should be insensitive to whether species produce many small seeds or few large ones. However, under this assumption, stochastic ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
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Journal:
Ecology letters
Volume:
11
Issue:
10
Pages:
1037-1046
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1461-0248
ISSN:
1461-023X
URN:
uuid:ffd7640f-c9f6-4a96-af69-f433aa684ee5
Source identifiers:
411968
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pubs:411968

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