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The Role of Biotic Interactions in the Niche Reduction Hypothesis: A Reply to Doherty and Driscoll

Scheele, Ben C.; Foster, Claire N.; Banks, Samuel C.; Lindenmayer, David B.


The 'niche reduction hypothesis' (NRH) postulates that declining species can experience reductions in their realized niche breadth because environmental, biotic, and evolutionary processes reduce or amplify threats, or because a species' capacity to tolerate threats varies across niche space. Doherty and Driscoll embrace the NRH and then expand on one of the important biotic processes, interspecific competition, and its role both in contributing to contractions of species' realized niches and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.12.001
Access Rights: Open Access


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