Islands as experiments in competition

Part of the Outline Studies in Ecology book series (OSE)


One of the central problems of ecology is that of the role played by competition in determining the species composition of a community. There is an extensive literature on the experimental and theoretical nature of competition [e.g. 1, 10, 11] but here we may be satisfied with MacArthur’s simple definition: two species are competitors if an increase in either harms the other.


Assembly Rule Combination Rule Altitudinal Range Compatability Rule Mainland Area 
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© M. L. Gorman 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AberdeenUK

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