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Trends Ecol Evol. 1994 May;9(5):191-3. doi: 10.1016/0169-5347(94)90088-4. Epub 2003 Nov 7.

Positive interactions in communities.

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Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA.


Current concepts of the role of interspecific interactions in communities have been shaped by a profusion of experimental studies of interspecific competition over the past few decades. Evidence for the importance of positive interactions - facilitations - in community organization and dynamics has accrued to the point where it warrants formal inclusion into community ecology theory, as it has been in evolutionary biology.

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