Species sorting

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Species sorting is a mechanism in the metacommunity framework of ecology whereby species abundances can be tied to the abundance of available resources at a location in the environment (environmental filtering) and the ability of a species to take advantage of a particular habitat.[1]


  1. ^ Székely, A.J.; Langenheder, S. (2013). "The importance of species sorting differs between habitat generalists and specialists in bacterial communities". FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 87: 102–112. doi:10.1111/1574-6941.12195.