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Islands as experiments in competition

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Abstract

One of the central problems of ecology is that of the role played by competition in determining the species composition of a community. There is an extensive literature on the experimental and theoretical nature of competition [e.g. 1, 10, 11] but here we may be satisfied with MacArthur’s simple definition: two species are competitors if an increase in either harms the other.

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Assembly Rule Combination Rule Altitudinal Range Compatability Rule Mainland Area 
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© M. L. Gorman 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AberdeenUK

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