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Character displacement

Postby statesman » Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:10 am

Explain why adaptations of particular organisms to interspecific competition may not necessarily represent instances of character displacement. What would a researcher have to demonstrate about two competing species to make a convincing case for character displacement?
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Postby canalon » Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:09 pm


First and foremost that 9s)he did some research about the question.

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Postby jesusfreak0318 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:09 pm

OK, I have the same exact question here on my homework for an essay question and I don't know the answer. Since character displacement comes from adaptations to competition, I don't see how if it's an adaptation to competition it's not character displacement. If it's an adaptation to competition, it will affect only the species living in the same environment as it's competition. I have the last part of the question though, a researcher would have to show graphs of the two species together and each species in the same environment with the exception of the other species being there.
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