Is the abundance of species determined by their functional traits? A new method with a test using plant communities

Abstract

The relation between functional traits and abundance of species has the potential to provide evidence on the mechanisms that structure local ecological communities. The niche-limitation/limiting-similarity hypothesis, derived from MacArthur and Levins’ original concept, predicts that species that are similar to others in terms of functional traits will… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-007-0688-0

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