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Local adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, and species coexistence

  title={Local adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, and species coexistence},
  author={Jos{\'e} Fernando Fontanari and Margarida Matos and Mauro Santos},
Understanding the mechanisms of species coexistence has always been a fundamental topic in ecology. Classical theory predicts that interspecific competition may select for traits that stabilize niche differences, although recent work shows that this is not strictly necessary. Here we ask whether adaptive phenotypic plasticity could allow species coexistence (i.e., some stability at an equilibrium point) without ecological differentiation in habitat use. We used individual-based stochastic… 



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