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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, in: IZWO Coll. Rep. 7(1977). IZWO Collected Reprints, 7: pp. chapter 31
In: (1977). IZWO Coll. Rep. 7(1977). IZWO Collected Reprints, 7[s.n.][s.l.], more
In: IZWO Collected Reprints. Instituut voor Zeewetenschappelijk Onderzoek: Bredene. ISSN 0772-1250, more

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  • 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, more

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    Brackish water

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  • Heip, C.H.R., more
  • Engels, P.

Abstract
    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.

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