How might two species occupying similar niches coexist

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Unformatted text preview: exactly the same resource? Compe11ve exclusion principle When two species compete for the same ecological niche (they have the same way of making a living, and hence compete for the same resources), the species that is the superior compe1tor is going to exterminate the other species. How might two species occupying similar niches coexist? fundamental niche realized niche Interspecific compe==on can result in character displacement that leads to increased specializa1on of co- occurring species in similar niches through natural se...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2014 for the course IB 105 taught by Professor Caceres during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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