Niches, rather than neutrality, structure a grassland pioneer guild\ud \ud \ud

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Turnbull, L.A.; Manley, L.; Rees, M.;
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    mesheuropmc: food and beverages

Pioneer species are fast-growing, short-lived gap exploiters. They are prime candidates for neutral dynamics because they contain ecologically similar species whose low adult density is likely to cause widespread recruitment limitation, which slows competitive dynamics.... View more
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