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Competition present even in stressed ecosystems

Posted under Competition in Ecosystems - Jul 14th, 10 - Comments Off

It was previously thought that during times of intense ecological stress, such as hurricanes and pollution, organisms engage in less competition in order to survive. However, scientists now believe that the level of competition, as gauged by observed microscopic organisms, remains relatively level. The researchers introduced disturbance with sound energy and then separated the organisms [...]