Temporal variation, dormancy, and coexistence: a field test of the storage effect.

@article{Cceres1997TemporalVD,
  title={Temporal variation, dormancy, and coexistence: a field test of the storage effect.},
  author={Carla E. C{\'a}ceres},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1997},
  volume={94 17},
  pages={9171-5}
}
  • Carla E. Cáceres
  • Published 1997 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
Theoretical models suggest that overlapping generations, in combination with a temporally fluctuating environment, may allow the persistence of competitors that otherwise would not coexist. Despite extensive theoretical development, this "storage effect" hypothesis has received little empirical attention. Herein I present the first explicit mathematical analysis of the contribution of the storage effect to the dynamics of competing natural populations. In Oneida Lake, NY, data collected over… CONTINUE READING