Local dispersal promotes biodiversity in a real-life game of rock–paper–scissors

  title={Local dispersal promotes biodiversity in a real-life game of rock–paper–scissors},
  author={B. Kerr and M. Riley and M. Feldman and B. Bohannan},
  • B. Kerr, M. Riley, +1 author B. Bohannan
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • One of the central aims of ecology is to identify mechanisms that maintain biodiversity. Numerous theoretical models have shown that competing species can coexist if ecological processes such as dispersal, movement, and interaction occur over small spatial scales. In particular, this may be the case for non-transitive communities, that is, those without strict competitive hierarchies. The classic non-transitive system involves a community of three competing species satisfying a relationship… CONTINUE READING
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