Impact of Supply‐Side Ecology on Consumer‐Mediated Coexistence: Evidence from a Meta‐Analysis

  title={Impact of Supply‐Side Ecology on Consumer‐Mediated Coexistence: Evidence from a Meta‐Analysis},
  author={Jonathan W. Moore and Jennifer L. Ruesink and Kathryn A. Mcdonald},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={480 - 487}
Studies of marine nearshore hard substrates have demonstrated that consumers and abiotic disturbances can remove biomass, clearing space for species that are competitively subordinate and subsequently increasing diversity. However, studies often examine the impact of these space‐opening forces on diversity in isolation from other potentially interacting factors. In marine systems, space can be closed by recruitment decoupled from local populations. Therefore, we investigated how recruitment… 
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