Effect of competition on niche dynamics of syntopic grazing ungulates: contrasting the predictions of habitat selection models using stable isotope analysis

@article{Codron2011EffectOC,
  title={Effect of competition on niche dynamics of syntopic grazing ungulates: contrasting the predictions of habitat selection models using stable isotope analysis},
  author={Daryl Codron and J. Hull and J. S. Brink and Jacqui Codron and D. Ward and M. Clauss},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={217-235}
}
  • Daryl Codron, Daryl Codron, +4 authors M. Clauss
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Evolutionary Ecology Research
  • Background: Theories of density-dependent habitat selection provide two solutions for co-existence of competing species. The niche compression hypothesis predicts that species reduce their respective niche breadths in response to inter-specific competition. Alternatively, if the species have similar resource preferences, the subordinate species may be forced to expand its niche to incorporate secondary resources. Aim: Determine whether grazing ungulate species partition the resource by… CONTINUE READING
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