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Why Character Displacement Occurs

David W. Pfennig and Karin S. Pfennig

in Evolution's Wedge: Competition and the Origins of Diversity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274181
eISBN:
9780520954045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274181.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Resource competition is common in nature and is often strong. Additionally, heterospecifics frequently interact in ways that impede ability of each species to reproduce successfully. Both types of ... More


Ecological Consequences

David W. Pfennig and Karin S. Pfennig

in Evolution's Wedge: Competition and the Origins of Diversity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274181
eISBN:
9780520954045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274181.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Character displacement fosters species coexistence by promoting differences between species in resource use (resource partitioning) and in reproductive traits (reproductive partitioning). By ... More


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