Data from: Size-dependent mortality and competition interactively shape community diversity

Barbara Taborsky, Mikko Heino & Ulf Dieckmann
Body size is recognized as a major factor in evolutionary processes mediating sympatric diversification and community structuring. Life-history types with distinct body sizes can result from two fundamental mechanisms, size-dependent competition and size-dependent mortality. While previous theoretical studies investigated these two processes in separation, the model analyzed here allows both selective forces to affect body-size evolution interactively. Here we show for the first time that in the presence of size-dependent competition, size-dependent mortality can give...

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  • University of Bern
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis