Ecology of sessile animals on sublittoral hard substrata: the need to measure varation

A. J. Butler, Peter Chesson

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Examines assemblages of sessile animals occupying shaded, commonly vertical hard substrata in the shallow subtidal zone, proposing a conceptual model which focuses on variation in characteristics such as birth and death rates, competitive interactions and dispersal. This model may explain the coexistence of a large number of ecologically similar species in assemblages that appear in a sense "stable' (but where assemblages at different sites differ in detail). -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-531
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Journal of Ecology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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