Coexistence of annual plants: generalist seed predation weakens the storage effect.

  title={Coexistence of annual plants: generalist seed predation weakens the storage effect.},
  author={J. J. Kuang and P. Chesson},
  volume={90 1},
  • J. J. Kuang, P. Chesson
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecology
  • We investigate the effect of seed predation on the coexistence of competing annual plants. We demonstrate a role for predation that is opposite to the conventional wisdom that predation promotes coexistence by reducing the intensity of competition. In the common situation where competitive coexistence involves intraspecific competition exceeding interspecific competition, predation can undermine coexistence by reducing the overall magnitude of competition, replacing competition with "apparent… CONTINUE READING
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