Community ecology and patchy freshwater habitats

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Abstract

Habitat patchiness in freshwater ecosystems may take various forms, from features such as stones and macrophytes (for aquatic animals) through temporary pools to whole lakes and rivers. The significance of different scales of patchiness is emphasised, and the ecological importance of the patch edge is noted. The core of this review examines: predator-prey relations in patchy habitats, focusing on the dilemma of being a predator in such a situation; the dynamics of colonization and distribution; competition, stochasticity and aggregation; and species abundance patterns. -P.J.Jarvis

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-91
Number of pages29
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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