Correction to One of MacArthur's Species-Abundance Formulas

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Science  04 Feb 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3710, pp. 592
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3710.592


The expected relative abundances of the commoner species in a biological population are less if the niches are overlapping than if they are non-overlapping. MacArthur's mathematical arguments, which lead to the opposite conclusion, are incorrect.