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The Statistics and Biology of the Species-Area Relationship
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It is proposed that the exponential and power function models of the species-area relationship result from the way in which individuals are distributed among species, and specific values of the slope of the power function are often construed to * Order of authorship determined by the toss of a coin. Expand
The Assembly of Species Communities: Chance or Competition?
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INDIVIDUALS–AREA RELATIONSHIPS: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANIMAL POPULATION DENSITY AND AREA
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The results indicate that, on average, animal population densities are positively correlated with area, which suggests that density compensation may be uncommon, and imply that the regional abundance and persistence of animal populations may depend strongly on the presence of a few large patches of suitable habitat, rather than on a regional network of small and large habitat patches. Expand
The evolution and adaptive significance of the leaf-mining habit
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The lower species richness of leaf-mining lineages in comparison to their external-feeding sister groups indicates that the evolution of leaf mining does not represent an innovation that has led to an adaptive radiation. Expand
Assessing the residual effects of Carpobrotus edulis invasion, implications for restoration
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Cpobrotus edulis lowers soil pH and increases organic content due to the recalcitrance of tissue to decomposition, which may have evolved as a mechanism to facilitate recolonization and invasion. Expand
COMPARATIVE SEED SHADOWS OF BIRD‐, MONKEY‐, AND WIND‐DISPERSED TREES
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It is demonstrated that most seeds, regardless of vector, fall directly under the parent canopy, which may still be important in terms of the absolute numbers of dispersed seeds and effects on population and community dynamics. Expand
Species Number and Compositional Similarity of the Galapagos Flora and Avifauna
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The flora and avifauna of the Galapagos Islands are used to reexamine quantitative analyses of species numbers and compositional similarities and it is shown that the number of botanical collecting trips is a better predictor of speciesNumbers than are area, elevation, or isolation. Expand
DIFFERENTIAL RESOURCE USE BY PRIMATES AND HORNBILLS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SEED DISPERSAL
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The diets and estimated dietary overlap among frugivore species were characterized and it was suggested that there are distinct hornbill and primate feeding assemblages, with primates consuming a greater diversity of plant species and higher levels of nonfruit items like leaves and seeds. Expand
THE LOCAL–REGIONAL RELATIONSHIP: IMMIGRATION, EXTINCTION, AND SCALE
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This work examines the local-regional species richness relationship from the perspective of the theory of island biogeography and develops a model that can produce the full range of observed local-Regional richness relationships from linear to curvilinear, unlike previous models. Expand
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