Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Wacker, A. 2013. Colimitations. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 1.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
Understanding the interactions in resource limitations is a crucial challenge for ecological sciences. If organisms are simultaneously limited by more than one nutrient, they face a multiple resource limitation, which is often described by the term co-limitation. Though the concept of co-limitation has been successfully applied to describe nutrient-limited growth responses of plants, this concept has been poorly applied to the nutrient-limited growth of animals. This article provides essential insights into the concept of co-limitation and its different facets, in particular the differences among modeling equations.
- multiple resource limitation;
- essential resources;
- substitutable resources;
- primary producer;
- animal nutrition