Origination: the basis of coexistence.
Origination and evolution of communities.
Patterns of species richness: temporal dimension.
Patterns of species richness: spatial dimension.
The niche, resources and species assembly.
Niche apportionment and relative abundances of coexisting species.
Competition, co–operation and coexistence.
Agent–mediated coexistence: predation and disturbance.
Patchiness, heterogeneity and stochasticity.
Traits and coexistence.
Stability and conservation of coexisting species.