This indicates similar capacity among the tree species found to tolerate the abiotic conditions, mainly shade (Kukkonen, Rita, Hohnwald, & Nygren, 2008), and a low potential for competitive niche differentiation in this forest.
Therefore, niche differentiation in response to small changes in understory light may be an important factor in preserving intra habitat diversity (Svenning, 2000).
An excellent example of overinterpretation is that of conclusions regarding niche differentiation
among populations or species.
Size has been implicated before in playing a role in niche differentiation
in stingless bees.
Chapter 11: Competition and Niche Differentiation
in Bumblebee Communities and Chapter 12: Bumblebees as Pollinators lead into Chapter 13 on the importance of bumblebee conservation.
Phylogenetic information is needed to study the apparently conflicting predictions from niche theory and the principle of competitive exclusion on the one hand (niche differentiation), and the idea that close relatives share many genes and should therefore share adaptations to similar environments on the other (niche conservatism; cf.
If niche differentiation is an important part of the speciation process in plants, we expect to see divergence between sister-species pairs on at least one niche axis (sensu Hutchinson, 1957) if they both continue to occupy the same region.
The Core Carex clade, with many strongly supported branches of closely related species, is used to illustrate the concepts of niche conservatism and niche differentiation. Geographic range and rough estimates of distribution along gradients of moisture and insolation for species of the Core Carex clade were added to one of the most parsimonious trees.
Niche differentiation or niche segregation along environmental gradients is expected to evolve among closely related species as part of the speciation process (Levin, 2004).
Potential geographic distribution, ecological niche differentiation
, and fine-scale regional projections for Argentine ants based on remotely-sensed data.
Because it implies lower capital costs than other production processes, job shop production is also consistent with the need for asset parsimony engendered by a niche differentiation