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Edge effects influence competition dynamics: A case study of four sympatric arboreal marsupials

Youngentob, Kara Nicole; Yoon, Hwan-Jin; Coggan, Nicole; Lindenmayer, David

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Edge effects are widely researched phenomena in ecology. However, little is known about their influence on the competition dynamics of sympatric species. We present a new conceptual model to explain how edge effects and competition dynamics interact to influence community composition and illustrate it with a case study of four sympatric arboreal marsupial species in Australia. For the first time, we demonstrate that edge effects on interspecific competition influence community composition in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65226
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.05.015

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