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1.      When goats were introduced to an island off the California coast, the goats inhabited the same areas and ate the same plants as the native deer. The deer population dwindled and finally

 

disappeared. This is an example of _________________________________________.

Apr 14th, 2015

this is an example of competition exclusion.referred to as gauses , the law of competitive exclusion or just Gause's law,is a proposition that states that two species competing for the same resources cannot coexist at constant population values, if other ecological factors remain constant. When one species has even the slightest advantage or edge over another then the one with the advantage will dominate in the long term. One of the two competitors will always overcome the other, leading to either the extinction of this competitor or an evolutionary or behavioral shift toward a different ecological niche The principle has been paraphrased into the maxim "complete competitors cannot coexist"

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