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Ecology, 91(5), 2010, pp. 12861295 2010 by the Ecological Society of America
 

Summary: Ecology, 91(5), 2010, pp. 1286≠1295
” 2010 by the Ecological Society of America
A consumer≠resource approach to the density-dependent population
dynamics of mutualism
J. NATHANIEL HOLLAND
1,3
AND DONALD L. DEANGELIS
2
1
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 6100 South Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005 USA
2
U.S. Geological Survey/Florida Integrated Science Center and Department of Biology, University of Miami,
Coral Gables, Florida 33124 USA
Abstract. Like predation and competition, mutualism is now recognized as a consumer≠
resource (C≠R) interaction, including, in particular, bi-directional (e.g., coral, plant≠
mycorrhizae) and uni-directional (e.g., ant≠plant defense, plant≠pollinator) C≠R mutualisms.
Here, we develop general theory for the density-dependent population dynamics of mutualism
based on the C≠R mechanism of interspecific interaction. To test the influence of C≠R
interactions on the dynamics and stability of bi- and uni-directional C≠R mutualisms, we
developed simple models that link consumer functional response of one mutualistic species

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
Holland, J. Nathaniel - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology