Competition and coexistence in plant communities.

  title={Competition and coexistence in plant communities.},
  author={Jan Bosch Peter Molin Michael Mattsson PerOlof Bengtsson and Torbj{\"o}rn Fagerstr{\"o}m and H{\aa}kan Rydin},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={9 7},
Few ecologists today doubt that competition is an important structuring factor in plant communities, but researchers disagree on the circumstances where it is most intense, and on which traits can be considered to contribute to competitive ability in different species. The distinction between a species' effect on resources and its response to reduced resource levels might help to solve these questions. Whereas classical competition theory predicts competitive exclusion of species with similar… CONTINUE READING
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