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Intraspecific competition

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A form of competition between members of the same species.


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An example of intraspecific completion is plants of same species (e.g. trees that grow very close together vie for sunlight and soil nutrients. Hence, these plants competing for limited resources such as soil nutrients and water are affected, particularly their growth and structure. Some plants that cannot obtain much sunlight tend to bend towards the sun. Other plants adapt by growing taller or developing bigger roots.


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Re: What is the proof...

... than the others, even just 20cm taller, this giraffe would have no intraspecific competition at all, so this giraffe would have much more chance of survival and breeding rights ...

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by futurezoologist
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:46 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What is the proof...
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... quite confusing. 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 ...

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by JAP1st
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:43 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Lotka-Volterra Models
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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 ... other words the interspecific effect on population 2 is less than the intraspecific competition. Also I believe I have understood variables myself, ...

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by BioCore
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Lotka-Volterra Models
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Re: Lotka-Volterra Models

... would make more sense (the lesser the effect of P1 on P2 and higher the intraspecific competition of P1, the lesser the predation coefficient). I'm not quite familiar with this ...

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by JAP1st
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:18 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Lotka-Volterra Models
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Lotka-Volterra Models

... source to help. Specifically I am talking about the coefficients of competition. This is what they say for alpha as an example: "If individuals ... Now when they say the part in bold, are they referring to the intraspecific effects of species 1 on itself or of species 2 on itself? It ...

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by BioCore
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Lotka-Volterra Models
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