OLM 10.2. The requirement/impact niche concept of Leibold: similarities and differences


The niche theory presented in TBE is compared to the niche concept introduced in the theoretical paper of Leibold (1995) which was elaborated and generalized in a book eight years later (Chase and Leibold 2003). This supplementary material is aimed at clarifying and emphasizing the most important conceptual and technical differences between the concepts of niche space, impact niche and sensitivity niche introduced in TBE and those of Leibold’s requirement niche and impact niche. 


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