Titre : Patch size, fine-scale co-occurence and competition in forest litter linyphiids.
Auteur(s) : Jacques Leclerc & Patrick Blandin
Date : 1990
Revue : Acta Zool. Fennica 190
Pagination : 239 à 242
Résumé : The fine-scale repartition and co-occurence of the different species of sheet-web spiders found in a deciduous forest litter is estimated by means of transect sampling at two fixed stations and three periods of the years (spring, mid-summer and fall). A variance to mean ratio test was applied on blocked data to find the scale of aggregation wich is a function of the microhabitat patch size. Probability of co-occurence between species was calculated at each block size. One of the predictions is that similar species should co-occur at the patch size scale but should replace one another at a finer scale if interference competition is effective.
Mots clefs : Fine-scale; patch size; forest; litter; linyphiids; sheet-web spider; Foljuif; Competition;
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