MacArthur's consumer-resource model

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MacArthur's consumer-resource model is reviewed and new ways of understanding it are presented. Statistical measures of association between the utilization functions of different species are developed to show how coexistence conditions can be expressed in simple and understandable ways without the need to introduce strong symmetry assumptions. It is hoped that this new analysis will encourage both the use of the model in its full form without special simplifying assumptions, and the development of competition models of similar biological richness but different basic assumptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-38
Number of pages13
JournalTheoretical Population Biology
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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MacArthur's consumer-resource model. / Chesson, Peter.

In: Theoretical Population Biology, Vol. 37, No. 1, 1990, p. 26-38.

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