Common Ecological Misconceptions

Competition


 

Misconception

Reference*

Species coexist in an ecological system because of their compatible needs and behaviors: they need to get along. Munson 1991
The needs and roles of a species are general and typical of species. Munson 1991
Traits are passed on by the bigger, stronger organisms that replace the smaller, weaker ones. Munson 1991

 


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