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1 September 2009 Competitive exclusion
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The Principle of Competitive Exclusion, first articulated by Gause in 1934, states that two species or populations cannot inhabit the same niche: one will consistently out-compete the other. Of four possible outcomes, the logistic equations that describe such interaction present only one possibility for coexistence, that being when the density-dependent mechanisms of one population become activated before intergroup competition eliminates the other. In applying Gause's Principle as an explanatory model to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this research explores the present bantustanization of the West Bank as a logical outcome of interspecific competition, but sees the competition coefficients of the equations as the key factors in promoting a stable equilibrium.

J. Kristen Urban "Competitive exclusion," Politics and the Life Sciences 28(2), 69-83, (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.2990/28_2_69
Published: 1 September 2009
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