Interspecific competition in birds.

Interspecific competition in birds. Andre A. Dhondt.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Octavo, paperback, illustrations.

In nature competition, predation, and mutualism and the three main types of biotic interactions between individuals of different species. All three exert powerful selection pressures and shape communities. How important interspecific competition in nature really is, remains a controversial and unresolved question. This book provides a critical and exhaustive review of the topic. Examples are limited mostly to birds, however, the conclusions reached have a far broader relevance to population ecologists in general. The book reasons that the coexistence of species is the result of both past and presently on-going interspecific competition. Furthermore, understanding the importance of interspecific competition in natural systems will be increasingly important when modelling the effects of climate change on populations. Also available in hardcover [stock id 33661].

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