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Paradox of Enrichment in Competitive Systems

Author:
Riebesell, John F.
Source:
Ecology 1974 v.55 no.1 pp. 183-187
ISSN:
0012-9658
Subject:
ecological competition, ecosystems, extinction, prediction
Abstract:
Enrichment of competitive ecosystems may, in certain cases, lead to the extinction, rather than the enhancement, of desirable species. Simply testing for the effects of enrichment in a controlled situation, where natural competitors may be absent, will not be sufficient to predict the potential results of resource modification in natural systems.
Agid:
5185782