Gause's principle


Gau·​se's principle
variants or less commonly Gause's rule
: a statement in ecology: two species that have identical ecological requirements cannot exist in the same area at the same time

Word History


after G. F. Gause,, born 1910 American ecologist

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“Gause's principle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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