Population dynamics of mutualism and intraspecific density dependence: how θ-logistic density dependence affects mutualistic positive feedback

  title={Population dynamics of mutualism and intraspecific density dependence: how $\theta$-logistic density dependence affects mutualistic positive feedback},
  author={Christopher M. Moore and Samantha A Catella and Karen C. Abbott},
Mutualism describes the biological phenomenon where two or more species are reciprocally beneficial, regardless of their ecological intimacy or evolutionary history. Classic theory shows that mutualistic benefit must be relatively weak, or else it overpowers the stabilizing influence of intraspecific competition and leads to unrealistic, unbounded population growth. Interestingly, the conclusion that strong positive interactions lead to runaway population growth is strongly grounded in the… 

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