The role of competition - colonization tradeoffs and spatial heterogeneity in promoting trematode coexistence.

@article{Mordecai2016TheRO,
  title={The role of competition - colonization tradeoffs and spatial heterogeneity in promoting trematode coexistence.},
  author={E. Mordecai and A. G. Jaramillo and Jacob E Ashford and R. Hechinger and K. Lafferty},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={
          1484-1496
        }
}
  • E. Mordecai, A. G. Jaramillo, +2 authors K. Lafferty
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecology
  • Competition - colonization tradeoffs occur in many systems, and theory predicts that they can strongly promote species coexistence. However, there is little empirical evidence that observed competition- colonization tradeoffs are strong enough to maintain diversity in natural systems. This is due in part to a mismatch between theoretical assumptions and biological reality in some systems. We tested whether a competition - colonization tradeoff explains how a diverse trematode guild coexists in… CONTINUE READING
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