Competition in Spatially Heterogeneous Systems: An Analysis of Simple Cave Communities
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A model of competition for aquatic cave invertebrates in the southern Appalachians in which competition affects washout rate in the cave stream is presented. The model accounts for two major generalizations about microdistribution of cave isopods and amphipods in the Applachians: species distribution is uncertain and only one species is found in a habitat patch. The model also predicts the amount of habitat overlap various species pair have. Experiments to verify the model were conducted in an artificial stream.
Ecology, Vol. 54, no. 1 (1973).
Culver, David C., "Competition in Spatially Heterogeneous Systems: An Analysis of Simple Cave Communities" (1973). KIP Articles. 968.