Competitive intransitivity and size-frequency distributions of interacting populations.

@article{Buss1980CompetitiveIA,
  title={Competitive intransitivity and size-frequency distributions of interacting populations.},
  author={Leo W. Buss},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1980},
  volume={77 9},
  pages={5355-9}
}
  • Leo W. Buss
  • Published 1980 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
The competitive ranking of three marine sessile organisms was determined from overgrowth observations and found to be intrasitive. Overgrowth results were dependent upon relative vertical relief which, in turn, was related to colony area. Discriminant function analysis demonstrates that competitive rankings can be largely predicted on the basis of knowledge of the size-frequency distribution of interacting populations. Because size increases with age for these species, size-dependent… CONTINUE READING