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Coexistence in ungulate communities - niches, resource partitioning, competition & facilitation

Nichols, Ruth V. (2012). Coexistence in ungulate communities - niches, resource partitioning, competition & facilitation. Umeå: (S) > Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Introductory research essay (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies) ; 17
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The coexistence of species is a fundamental concept studied in ecology. Inherent within it are the concepts of a niche and resource partitioning. In this review I will define these basic concepts and examine how they have been studied using ungulates as a model system. Specifically, I will discuss resource use in ungulate systems and how those resources are partitioned across space and time. I will also discuss important factors in studying the coexistence of ungulate communities, namely the roles of physiology, body mass, and landscape variation. I will also briefly go over the newer, genetic methods are now available to answer more in depth questions on the mechanisms maintaining coexistence within these communities.

Authors/Creators:Nichols, Ruth V.
Title:Coexistence in ungulate communities - niches, resource partitioning, competition & facilitation
Series/Journal:Introductory research essay (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies) (10456179)
Year of publishing :September 2012
Number:17
Number of Pages:18
Place of Publication:Umeå
Publisher:Institutionen för vilt, fisk och miljö, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L20 Animal ecology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Agrovoc terms:deer, cervidae, animal behaviour, feeding
Keywords:deer, Cervidae, browsing, grazing
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-736
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-736
ID Code:9257
Department:(S) > Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies
Deposited By: Kristina Johansson
Deposited On:23 Nov 2012 09:29
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:53

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