Competition

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INTRASPECIFIC COMPETITION.

  • Individuals of the SAME SPECIES compete for resources.
  • The greater the availablility of resources the larger the population can grow.

Examples:

  • Limpets compete for algae.
  • The larger oak trees grow, the moe they restrict light water and minerals for the other oak trees.

INTERSPECIFIC COMPETITION.

  • Individuals of DIFFERENT SPECIES compete for resources.
  • Competitive exclusion principle: when two species are competing for limited resources, the one that uses the resources most efficiently will survive…

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