Chapter 4. Interspecific 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.ch4

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) Interspecific Competition, in Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313765.ch4

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:

  • interspecific interactions;
  • nature of interspecific interactions;
  • competition between plant species - experimental approaches;
  • ecological niche;
  • competition and coexistence in plants;
  • logistic model of two-species competition;
  • analysis of competition in plants;
  • niche overlap;
  • competition and heterogeneity;
  • granivorous ants

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The nature of interspecific interactions

  • Interspecific competition

  • A field example: granivorous ants

  • Competition between plant species: experimental approaches

  • The ecological niche

  • The Competitive Exclusion Principle

  • Competitive exclusion in the field

  • Competitive release

  • Coexistence: resource partitioning

  • Character displacement

  • Competition: its avoidance or its non-existence?

  • Competition and coexistence in plants

  • A logistic model of two-species competition

  • Analysis of competition in plants

  • Niche overlap

  • Competition and heterogeneity