5 Competition and Coexistence of Mobile Animals

  title={5 Competition and Coexistence of Mobile Animals},
  author={Mark A. Ritchie},
Competitive interactions among species lie at the foundation of our understanding of the structure and diversity of ecological communities. For the past century, various theoretical, laboratory and field studies have sought to understand how species that compete can coexist. Almost two decades ago, two influential reviews (Connell 1983; Schoener 1983) demonstrated that, at least in published studies, interspecific competition appears to be frequent. Just as importantly, these reviews found… CONTINUE READING