Disturbance and distributions : avoiding exclusion in a warming world

  title={Disturbance and distributions : avoiding exclusion in a warming world},
  author={Douglas Sheil},
I highlight how disturbance determines species distributions and the implications for conservation practice. In particular, I describe opportunities to mitigate some of the threats to species resulting from climate change. Ecological theory shows that disturbance processes can often slow or prevent the exclusion of species by competitors and that different disturbance regimes result in different realized niches. There is much evidence of disturbance influencing where species occur. For example… CONTINUE READING

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