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IDENTIFICATION OF RELEVANT TIME-SCALES IN NONEQUILIBRIUM COMMUNITY DYNAMICS - CONCLUSIONS FROM PHYTOPLANKTON SURVEYS

Padisák, Judit (1994) IDENTIFICATION OF RELEVANT TIME-SCALES IN NONEQUILIBRIUM COMMUNITY DYNAMICS - CONCLUSIONS FROM PHYTOPLANKTON SURVEYS. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 18 (2). pp. 169-176. ISSN 0110-6465

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Abstract

This paper is a reflection on J.B. Wilson's (1990) publication which presents an attempt to understand the development of terrestrial plant communities of New Zealand against twelve different explanations of Hutchinson's Paradox. I make a rough comparison between terrestrial and planktonic communities; then I briefly review Hutchinson's Paradox and some of the later relevant phytoplankton results. I summarize the relevance of the IDH in phytoplankton dynamics, assessing its strengths and weaknesses; and finally, try to project our conclusions to terrestrial plant communities; this concerns chiefly the need for appropriate spatial and temporal scaling.

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: 29 Oct 2012 14:31
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 14:31
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/3221

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