Dynamics within mutualism and the maintenance of diversity: inference from a model of interguild frequency dependence

@inproceedings{Bever1999DynamicsWM,
  title={Dynamics within mutualism and the maintenance of diversity: inference from a model of interguild frequency dependence},
  author={James D. Bever},
  year={1999}
}
Numerical models have suggested that the dynamics within mutualisms are not important for the maintenance of diversity. In this study it is demonstrated that the dynamics within mutualism can contribute to the maintenance of diversity within its participants, using a general model of frequency dependence between two mutualistically interacting guilds. Specifically, it is demonstrated that while mutualisms may exhibit positive feedback in density, there may be a negative feedback within a… CONTINUE READING