Inter-class competition in stage-structured populations: effects of adult density on life-history traits of adult and juvenile common lizards

@article{SanJose2016InterclassCI,
  title={Inter-class competition in stage-structured populations: effects of adult density on life-history traits of adult and juvenile common lizards},
  author={Luis M San-Jose and Miguel Pe{\~n}alver-Alc{\'a}zar and Katleen Huyghe and Merel C. Breedveld and Patrick S. Fitze},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2016},
  volume={182},
  pages={1063-1074}
}
Ecological and evolutionary processes in natural populations are largely influenced by the population’s stage-structure. Commonly, different classes have different competitive abilities, e.g., due to differences in body size, suggesting that inter-class competition may be important and largely asymmetric. However, experimental evidence states that inter-class competition, which is important, is rare and restricted to marine fish. Here, we manipulated the adult density in six semi-natural… CONTINUE READING