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vol. 169, no. 3 the american naturalist march 2007 Maintaining Diversity in an Ant Community
 

Summary: vol. 169, no. 3 the american naturalist march 2007
Maintaining Diversity in an Ant Community:
Modeling, Extending, and Testing the
Dominance-Discovery Trade-Off
F. R. Adler,1,2* E. G. LeBrun,3,
and D. H. Feener Jr.1,
1. Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
84112;
2. Department of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City,
Utah 84112;
3. Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
78712
Submitted May 31, 2006; Accepted September 13, 2006;
Electronically published January 17, 2007
Online enhancements: appendixes.
abstract: Ant communities often consist of many species with
apparently similar niches. We present a mathematical model of the
dominance-discovery trade-off, the trade-off between the abilities to
find and to control resources, showing that it can in principle fa-
cilitate the coexistence of large numbers of species. Baiting studies

  

Source: Adler, Fred - Department of Mathematics, University of Utah

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology