Letter

Competitive Exclusion in Herbaceous Vegetation

  • Nature volume 242, pages 344347 (30 March 1973)
  • doi:10.1038/242344a0
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Abstract

IN maintaining or reconstructing types of herbaceous vegetation in which the density of flowering plants exceeds 20 species/m2—the so-called “species-rich” communities, success is often frustrated by competitive exclusion. Here I describe an attempt to identify criteria with which to assess or anticipate the effect of competitive exclusion both at individual sites and in different types of vegetation.

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    • J. P. GRIME

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