Chapter 2. Intraspecific Competition

  1. Michael Begon BSc, PhD,
  2. Martin Mortimer BSc, PhD and
  3. David J. Thompson BA, DPhil

Published Online: 8 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313765.ch2

Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition

Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition

How to Cite

Begon, M., Mortimer, M. and Thompson, D. J. (1996) Intraspecific Competition, in Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313765.ch2

Author Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632034789

Online ISBN: 9781444313765

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Keywords:

  • intraspecific competition;
  • intraspecific competition and density-dependence;
  • scramble and contest - essential features;
  • actual effects of intraspecific competition;
  • seed yield and yield component responses to density;
  • self-thinning in plants;
  • negative competition;
  • ‘Allee effect’;
  • density effect on breeding success in sub populations of common guillemot;
  • competition in fruit fly

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The nature of intraspecific competition

  • Three characteristics of intraspecific competition

  • Density-dependence: a fourth characteristic

  • Scramble and contest

  • Actual effects of intraspecific competition

  • Negative competition