2018 journal article

A competition–defence trade‐off both promotes and weakens coexistence in an annual plant community

Journal of Ecology, 106(5), 1806–1818.

Ed(s): I. Bartomeus

author keywords: annual plant; coexistence; competition; competition-defence trade-off; fitness hierarchy; granivory; harvester ant; seed depot
TL;DR: The results show that the presence of a competition–defence trade‐off in a community with stabilising niche differences does not always increase diversity and suggest that variation in consumer pressure may be an important driver of large‐scale diversity patterns. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: March 4, 2021