Field Experiments on Interspecific Competition

@article{Schoener1983FieldEO,
  title={Field Experiments on Interspecific Competition},
  author={Thomas W. Schoener},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1983},
  volume={122},
  pages={240 - 285}
}
  • T. Schoener
  • Published 1 August 1983
  • Environmental Science
  • The American Naturalist
Rare until recently, field-experimental studies of interspecific competition now number well over 150. Competition was found in 90% of the studies and 76% of their species, indicating its pervasive importance in ecological systems. Exploitative competition and interference competition were apparent mechanisms about equally often. Few experiments showed year-to-year variation in the existence of competition, though more did in its intensity; many were not long-term. The Hairston-Slobodkin-Smith… 

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