Hutchinson revisited: patterns of density regulation and the coexistence of strong competitors.

@article{Mnkemller2009HutchinsonRP,
  title={Hutchinson revisited: patterns of density regulation and the coexistence of strong competitors.},
  author={Tamara M{\"u}nkem{\"u}ller and Harald K M Bugmann and Karin Johst},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={259 1},
  pages={109-17}
}
Ecologists have long been searching for mechanisms of species coexistence, particularly since G.E. Hutchinson raised the 'paradox of the plankton'. A promising approach to solve this paradox and to explain the coexistence of many species with strong niche overlap is to consider over-compensatory density regulation with its ability to generate endogenous population fluctuations. Previous work has analysed the role of over-compensation in coexistence based on analytical approaches. Using a… CONTINUE READING
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