Three-way coexistence in obligate mutualist-exploiter interactions: the potential role of competition.

@article{Morris2003ThreewayCI,
  title={Three-way coexistence in obligate mutualist-exploiter interactions: the potential role of competition.},
  author={William F. Morris and Judith L. Bronstein and William G. Wilson},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2003},
  volume={161 6},
  pages={860-75}
}
Many mutualisms host "exploiter" species that consume the benefits provided by one or both mutualists without reciprocating. Exploiters have been widely assumed to destabilize mutualisms, yet they are common. We develop models to explore conditions for local coexistence of obligate plant/pollinating seed parasite mutualisms and nonpollinating exploiters. As the larvae of both pollinators and (at a later time) exploiters consume seeds, we examine the importance of intraspecific and (asymmetric… CONTINUE READING
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