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Competition on productivity gradients - what do we expect?
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PMID:  23171220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Many experimental studies have quantified how the effects of competition vary with habitat productivity, with the results often interpreted in terms of the ideas of Grime and Tilman. Unfortunately, these ideas are not relevant to many experiments, and so we develop an appropriate resource competition model and use this to explore the effects of habitat productivity on the intensity of competition. Several mechanisms influencing the productivity-competition intensity relationship are identified, and these mechanisms explored using two classic data sets. In both cases, there is good agreement between the model predictions and empirical patterns. Quantification of the mechanisms identified by the models will allow the development of a simple predictive theory linking measures of the intensity of competition with ecosystem-level properties.
Mark Rees
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Type:  LETTER     Date:  2012-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecology letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1461-0248     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101121949     Medline TA:  Ecol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/CNRS.
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2, Tennessee, UK.
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