Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Gause’s Principle

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1038

The principle that no two competing organisms can coexist in a stable environment without one species replacing the other. If seemingly equivalent species do co-exist, this implies that there are differences in their niches.

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