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Ecological NichesLinking Classical and Contemporary Approaches$
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Jonathan M. Chase and Mathew A. Leibold

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226101798

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226101811.001.0001

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The Evolutionary Niche

The Evolutionary Niche

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(p.161) Chapter Ten The Evolutionary Niche
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Ecological Niches
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Jonathan M. Chase

Mathew A. Leibold

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226101811.003.0010

This chapter discusses how a niche-based approach can allow a direct exploration into a variety of factors that may influence the evolution of an individual's traits—such as exploring how changes in environmental conditions (e.g., resource supply), interacting species, or other factors can influence the traits of an organism. For this reason, the predictions that can be made from a mechanistic, niche-based framework can provide a significantly more powerful framework than those that do not explicitly consider the link between evolution; the biotic and abiotic environment; and populations, communities, and ecosystems.

Keywords:   niche concept, niche-based approach, individual traits, evolution, environment, population, ecosystems

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