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Parasitism, biodiversity, and conservation

Frédéric Thomas, Michael B. Bonsall, and Andy P. Dobson

in Parasitism and Ecosystems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529873
eISBN:
9780191712777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Parasites are thought to have a key role in determining the structure of animal communities. Most of the evidence for this is based on how different host species vary in their susceptibility to ... More


The fundamentals of competitive interactions

Gary G. Mittelbach and Brian J. McGill

in Community Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198835851
eISBN:
9780191873379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835851.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Interspecific competition is a major factor influencing the structure of communities. This chapter examines the principles of interspecific completion, defined as a reduction in the population growth ... More


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


Phylogenies in Ecology: A Guide to Concepts and Methods

Marc W. Cadotte and T. Jonathan Davies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691157689
eISBN:
9781400881192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157689.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This is the first book to critically review the application of phylogenetic methods in ecology, and it serves as a primer to working ecologists and students of ecology wishing to understand these ... More


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