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Interference competition among foraging waders
Vahl, W.K. (2007). Interference competition among foraging waders, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 2 March 2007: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 39: pp. 77-78
In: Mees, J.; Seys, J. (Ed.) (2007). VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 2 March 2007: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 39. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. IX, 82 pp., more
In: VLIZ Special Publication. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. ISSN 1377-0950, more

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  • Vahl, W.K. (2006). Interference competition among foraging waders. PhD Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen: The Netherlands. ISBN 90-367-2796-0. 239 pp., more

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Document type: Dissertation

Keywords
    Aquatic birds; Competition; Foraging behaviour; Marine

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  • Vahl, W.K.

Abstract
    Competition is among the most studied topics in ecology, both theoretically and empirically. Nevertheless, understanding of competition is still wanting; ecologists are not quite able to tell why or to predict how much competing animals suffer from mutual interactions. This thesis strives to contribute to understanding of competition by studying the mechanisms of interference competition among waders (Charadrii), foraging in intertidal areas. It attempts to extend previous work by applying an experimental approach to the empirical study of interference competition and an evolutionary approach to its theoretical study.

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