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Interspecific competition

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A form of competition between members of different species inhabiting the same ecological area.


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An example of interspecific competition is between lions and tigers that vie for similar prey. Another example is a farm of rice paddies with weeds growing in the field.


Compare: intraspecific competition


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Re: Global Crayfish Distribution and Interspecific Competition

By the way it's healthy. There's the supply of vitamin D and A as well as calcium and potassium, copper and zinc in crayfish. :)

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by Francol
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:30 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Global Crayfish Distribution and Interspecific Competition
Replies: 4
Views: 16791

Re:

... I also think the statement refers to alpha as the intraspecific competition, although syntax intuition tells me otherwise (Do not pay attention to my poor mathematical skills). And Beta is 0.5, in other words the interspecific effect on population 2 is less than the intraspecific competition. ...

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by JAP1st
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:43 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Lotka-Volterra Models
Replies: 4
Views: 7276

Lotka-Volterra Models

... populations, are just species whose growth is limited by resources and competition for these resources. By the way the description I put up there ... same as that of its own population. And Beta is 0.5, in other words the interspecific effect on population 2 is less than the intraspecific competition. ...

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by BioCore
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Lotka-Volterra Models
Replies: 4
Views: 7276

ecosystems

... difference between species vs. community biomass likely results from interspecific competition. When climatic variations harm some species, unharmed competitors increase. Such ...

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by AstusAleator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: ecosystems
Replies: 12
Views: 17473

Character displacement

Explain why adaptations of particular organisms to interspecific competition may not necessarily represent instances of character displacement. What would a researcher ...

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by statesman
Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:10 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Character displacement
Replies: 2
Views: 6405
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