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Intermediate disturbance in the ecology of phytoplankton and the maintenance of species diversity: a synthesis

Reynolds, C. S. and Padisák, Judit and Sommer, U. (1993) Intermediate disturbance in the ecology of phytoplankton and the maintenance of species diversity: a synthesis. HYDROBIOLOGIA, 249. pp. 183-188. ISSN 0018-8158 (print), 1573-5117 (online)

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Abstract

This paper concludes a collection of contributions presented at the 8th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology. It derives a consensus as to the virtues and strengths of J. H. Connell’s Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis (IDH), its applicability to phytoplankton ecology and its theoretical and practical weaknesses. The view is expressed that the IDH is too useful a concept to reject and that, as a word model, it provides a powerful link between diversity and disturbance. The more robust investigations that are necessary to consolidate the tenancy of IDH need to concentrate upon the separation and quantification of the stimulus- and response-components of disturbance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok > QE08 Hydrosphere. Hydrology / hidroszféra, hidrológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 08:04
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 08:04
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/3207

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