Using a spatially explicit mathematical model for water-limited vegetation we show that spatial instabilities of uniform states can lead to species coexistence under conditions where uniformly distributed species competitively exclude one another. Coexistence is made possible when water-rich patches formed by a pattern forming species provide habitats for a highly dispersive species that is a better competitor in uniform settings. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Spatial instabilities untie the exclusion-principle constraint on species coexistence / Nathan, Jonathan; von Hardenberg, Jost; Meron, Ehud. - In: JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY. - ISSN 0022-5193. - 335:(2013), pp. 198-204. [10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.06.026]

Spatial instabilities untie the exclusion-principle constraint on species coexistence

von Hardenberg, Jost;
2013

Abstract

Using a spatially explicit mathematical model for water-limited vegetation we show that spatial instabilities of uniform states can lead to species coexistence under conditions where uniformly distributed species competitively exclude one another. Coexistence is made possible when water-rich patches formed by a pattern forming species provide habitats for a highly dispersive species that is a better competitor in uniform settings. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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