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However, this approach is not sufficient on its own, because it does not enable separation of the effects of competition from the non-competitive effects of variation in nutrient supply. The approach is useful for studies on competition when combined with the experimental manipulation of density or size. Studies on the outcome of competition require comparison of mixture composition before and after a period of competition. At its simplest, this can be done with only one initial mixture composition.
If the average severity of intraspecific competition equals the average severity of interspecific competition). Then, by expressing ␣ in terms of Ni and D instead of Ni and Nj, density dependence appears as variation with D and frequency dependence as variation with Ni (since, at a given value C&S in Pastures Chap 02 22/10/01 1:49 pm Page 29 Measurement of Competition and Competition Effects D, any increase in Ni must be accompanied by a corresponding decrease in Nj). 12) a j 1 + E ji 1 − Rij βi N i + E ji Rij D = ai 1+ D This analysis reveals several important characteristics of ␣.
G. Law and Watkinson, 1987). R. e. used solely to measure the competitive effect of neighbouring plants. Sown at low density, they will have minimal effect on the severity of competition experienced by neighbouring plants. The advantage of using phytomers rather than existing plants is the opportunity it affords to standardize the initial size of the phytomers, thus reducing the high error terms associated with field experiments. Experimental Design and Analysis The previous section discussed generic approaches in terms of working on artificial plots or field communities and of what to measure.