Niches and neutrality: community ecology for entomologists
Abstract The study of interacting sets of species within ecosystems-community ecology-is generally less familiar to entomologists than the more species-centric studies of population and behavioural ecology. Here, I review some key areas of community ecology that should be of interest and concern to entomologists. The contrasting current models of community assembly-based, on the one hand, on ideas of neutral replacement and, on the other, of resource-based niche partitioning-are discussed. A synthetic version that identifies a ...
Australian Journal of Entomology