Competitive exclusion, beta diversity, and deterministic vs. stochastic drivers of community assembly.

@article{Segre2014CompetitiveEB,
  title={Competitive exclusion, beta diversity, and deterministic vs. stochastic drivers of community assembly.},
  author={Hila Segre and Ronen Ron and Niv De Malach and Zalmen Henkin and Micha Mandel and Ronen Kadmon},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={1400-8}
}
Species diversity has two components - number of species and spatial turnover in species composition (beta-diversity). Using a field experiment focusing on a system of Mediterranean grasslands, we show that interspecific competition may influence the two components in the same direction or in opposite directions, depending on whether competitive exclusions… CONTINUE READING