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On the relative abundance of natural populations
Heip, C.H.R. (1976). On the relative abundance of natural populations. Biol. Jb. Dodonaea 44: 210-216
In: Biologisch Jaarboek (Dodonaea). Koninklijk Natuurwetenschappelijk Genootschap Dodonaea: Gent. ISSN 0366-0818, more

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  • Heip, C.H.R. (1977). On the relative abundance of natural populations, in: IZWO Coll. Rep. 7(1977). IZWO Collected Reprints, 7: pp. chapter 19, more

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Keywords
    Natural populations; Relative abundance; Marine

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  • Heip, C.H.R., more

Abstract
    The constant and similar statistical variability shown by various aquatic populations is postulated to be a result of competition for space. When competition for space occurs, numbers of species should form a series of abundance in which two adjacent species differ by a factor which at closest packing is 1.27. This hypothesis is tested by comparing different communities where competition for space is expected to occur (marine phytoplankton) or not (brackish water copepods).

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