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Biological systematics studies suggest that species are discretized in niche space. That is, rather than seeing a continuum of organism types with respect to continuous environmental variations, observers instead find

Biological systematics studies suggest that species are discretized in niche space. That is, rather than seeing a continuum of organism types with respect to continuous environmental variations, observers instead find discrete species or clumps of species, with one clump separated from another in niche space by a gap. Here, using a simple one dimensional model with a smoothly varying environmental condition, we investigate conditions for a discrete niche partitioning instability of a continuously varying species structure in the context of asexually reproducing microbes.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1137/14095786X
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    Klapper, I., Dockery, J., & Smith, H. (2014). Niche Partitioning Along an Environmental Gradient. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 74(5), 1511–1534. doi:10.1137/14095786X

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