|Spatial segregation in copepod species from a brackish water habitat|
|Heip, C.H.R.; Engels, P. (1977). Spatial segregation in copepod species from a brackish water habitat. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 26: 77-96|
|In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISSN 0022-0981, more|
|Also published as |
- Heip, C.H.R.; Engels, P. (1977). Spatial segregation in copepod species from a brackish water habitat, in: (1977). IZWO Coll. Rep. 7(1977). IZWO Collected Reprints, 7: pp. chapter 31 [Subsequent publication], more
The segregation along the horizontal space dimension of the niche has been investigated in six copepod species occurring together in a brackish water habitat.
All but one species show an aggregated pattern which may be described by a negative binomial distribution. The aggregations are small with a radius of 5-15 cm and are distributed randomly in the habitat. Aggregation of different species do not overlap; niche-overlap in this dimension show a somewhat wider utilization of space by the dominant species and insignificant overlap between species; there was no competition for space at the time of the investigation.