Understanding the assembly of phytoplankton in relation to the trophic spectrum: Where are we now?

Colin Reynolds, Martin Dokulil, Judit Padisák

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Abstract

An overview of the eleventh IAP Workshop is presented. Although significant progress has been made in the recognition of the factors governing species selection at differing trophic levels, it is recognised that the ultimate influences of species composition are precedent and stochasticity. No individual species is selected uniquely by a given combination of environmental conditions, although there are functional and morphological traits which pre-adapt some species above others to function preferentially in either oligotrophic or eutrophic conditions. With this in mind, a new set of rules of community assembly is offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-152
Number of pages6
JournalHydrobiologia
Volume424
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2000

Keywords

  • Community assembly
  • Lake typology
  • Phytoplankton
  • Trophic status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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