Application of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis to flooding

Crandall, R.M. and Hayes, C.R. and Ackland, E.N. (2003) Application of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis to flooding. Community Ecology, 4 (2). pp. 225-232. ISSN 1585-8553

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We examine literature on flooding as a disturbance on both sessile and mobile organisms. The limitations and assumptions of the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis (IDH) are identified and examined. We conclude that research on plants supports the IDH. In contrast, mobile invertebrates and vertebrates rarely support the hypothesis. Therefore, we strongly encourage investigators to consider explanations beyond the IDH when explaining community dynamics following floods.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH540 Ecology / ökológia
Depositing User: xBarbara xBodnár
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2017 12:06

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