[The notion of ecological optimum and the determination of this optimum in freshwater poikilothermic animals].

@article{Verbitskii2008TheNO,
  title={[The notion of ecological optimum and the determination of this optimum in freshwater poikilothermic animals].},
  author={Vladimir B. Verbitskii},
  journal={Zhurnal obshchei biologii},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={44-56}
}
The notion of ecological optimum is discussed as related to aquatic poikilothermic animals. Publications on the analysis of the influence of thermal factor on vital functions of invertebrates with the subsequent statement of the general pattern of optimal environmental factors are reviewed. It is concluded that the optimum includes not simply the range of the factor's values on the tolerance curve or the dose of the factor providing for the most favourable life conditions, but the oscillations… CONTINUE READING