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The structure of lizard communities
Strictly speaking, a community is composed of all the organisms that live together in a particular habitat. Community structure concerns all the various ways in which the members of such a communityExpand
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On r- and K-Selection
  • E. Pianka
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 November 1970
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On Optimal Use of a Patchy Environment
A graphical method is discussed which allows a specification of the optimal diet of a predator in terms of the net amount of energy gained from a capture of prey as compared to the energy expended inExpand
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Ecological Consequences of Foraging Mode
Desert lizards are typically either widely foraging or sit-and-wait predators, and these foraging modes are correlated with major differences in ecology. Foraging mode is related to the type of preyExpand
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Latitudinal Gradients in Species Diversity: A Review of Concepts
  • E. Pianka
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 January 1966
The six major hypotheses of the control of species diversity are restated, examined, and some possible tests suggested. Although several of these mechanisms could be operating simultaneously, it isExpand
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Niche overlap and diffuse competition.
  • E. Pianka
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 May 1974
Current theory predicts a distinct upper limit on the permissible degree of niche overlap; moreover, theory suggests that maximal tolerable overlap should be relatively insensitive to environmentalExpand
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Ecology And Natural History Of Desert Lizards
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Organization in Natural Assemblages of Desert Lizards and Tropical Fishes
Techniques are developed for the analysis of community organization and bench tested on a set of simple model systems with known structure (i.e., with and without guild structure, with varyingExpand
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Ecology of Horned Lizards: A Review with Special Reference to Phrynosoma platyrhinos
AYALA, S. C. 1970. Lizard malaria in California: Description of a strain of Plasmodium mexicanum, and biogeography of lizard malaria in western North America. J. Parasit. 56:417-425. , AND R.Expand
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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them.Expand
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