Character displacement and niche shift analyzed using consumer-resource models of competition.

@article{Abrams1986CharacterDA,
  title={Character displacement and niche shift analyzed using consumer-resource models of competition.},
  author={Peter A. Abrams},
  journal={Theoretical population biology},
  year={1986},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={107-60}
}
This paper analyzes the adaptive responses to competition (both character displacement and niche shift) in a two consumer-two resource model. The model includes density dependence that is unrelated to the resources that are explicit in the model. This could be due to another resource dimension, parasites, or interference competition. Competitors adapt by changing their relative consumption rate constants on the two resource types. This model can result in mutually divergent, parallel, or… CONTINUE READING

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