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Unformatted text preview: -McArthurs Warblers: o Thought that they all had same niche, wondered how they could coexist. o The forests with the greatest volume of foliage above six meters contained five or more warbler species o Look at examples in slides Disturbance and species richness-A disturbance is any relatively discrete event that disrupts ecosystem, community, or population structure and changes resources, substrate availability or the physical environment. o Measured in terms of frequency and intensity -Intermediate disturbance hypothesis o Good colonizers vs. good competitors o Diversity is highest when disturbance is at intermediate frequency o Hypothesis only true if theres a trade-off between being a good colonist and good competitor...
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