New methods for quantifying the spatial storage effect: an illustration with desert annuals.

@article{Sears2007NewMF,
  title={New methods for quantifying the spatial storage effect: an illustration with desert annuals.},
  author={A. W. Sears and P. Chesson},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 9},
  pages={
          2240-7
        }
}
  • A. W. Sears, P. Chesson
  • Published 2007
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Ecology
  • Recent theory supports the long-held proposition that coexistence is promoted by species-specific responses to a spatially varying environment. The underlying coexistence mechanism, the spatial storage effect, can be quantified by the covariance between response to the environment and competition. Here, "competition" is generalized to encompass similar processes such as facilitation and apparent competition. In the present study, we use a model field system of desert annual plants to… CONTINUE READING
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