Hutchinson's heritage: the diversity-disturbance relationship in phytoplankton

U. Sommer, J. Padisák, C. S. Reynolds, P. Juhász-Nagy

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Abstract

This paper introduces a collection of contributions presented at the 8th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology. It compares the substance of with what to limnologists is the more familiar 'paradox of the plankton' posed by G. E. Hutchinson. The utility of Connell's Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis in plankton ecology is, potentially, more instructive but inherent difficulties in relating response to stimulus have to be overcome. A copy of the brief distributed to contributors before the workshop is appended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalHydrobiologia
Volume249
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993

Keywords

  • Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis
  • community changes
  • diversity
  • general ecology
  • the paradox of plankton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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