Equilibrium/steady-state concept in phytoplankton ecology

Naselli-Flores, Luigi and Padisák, Judit and Dokulil, Martin T. and Chorus, Ingrid (2003) Equilibrium/steady-state concept in phytoplankton ecology. HYDROBIOLOGIA, 502 (1-3). pp. 395-403. ISSN 0018-8158 (print), 1573-5117 (online)

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This paper summarises the outcomes of the 13(th) Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology (IAP). The authors mostly addressed their contributions on the following topics: the effect of trophic state on the attainment of a steady-state; the establishment of equilibria in deep and shallow lakes; the role of spatial heterogeneity, disturbance, and stress in the establishment of equilibrium assemblages; the mechanisms leading to the steady state; the frequency and longevity of equilibrium phases, and the role of morphological and physiological plasticity of phytoplankton in maintaining the (apparently) same populations under different environmental conditions. The composition of steady-state assemblages is compared to that of phytoplankton functional groups (coda). Those functional associations recognised as steady-state assemblages appear to be strongly K-determined in many instances.

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 > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH540 Ecology / ökológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 14:07
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2012 14:07

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