Positive interactions in communities

Mark D. Bertness, Ragan Callaway

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Current concepts of the role of interspecific interactions in communities have been shaped by a profusion of experimental studies of interspecific competition over the past few decades. Evidence for the importance of positive interactions — facilitations — in community organization and dynamics has accrued to the point where it warrants formal inclusion into community ecology theory, as it has been in evolutionary biology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994


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