Body size and dispersal mode as key traits determining metacommunity structure of aquatic organisms.

@article{Bie2012BodySA,
  title={Body size and dispersal mode as key traits determining metacommunity structure of aquatic organisms.},
  author={Tom De Bie and Luc De Meester and Luc Brendonck and Koen Martens and Boudewijn Goddeeris and Dirk Ercken and Harald Hampel and L. A. Denys and L{\'e}o Vanhecke and Katleen Van der Gucht and Jeroen Van Wichelen and W. Vyverman and Steven A J Declerck},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={
          740-7
        }
}
Relationships between traits of organisms and the structure of their metacommunities have so far mainly been explored with meta-analyses. We compared metacommunities of a wide variety of aquatic organism groups (12 groups, ranging from bacteria to fish) in the same set of 99 ponds to minimise biases inherent to meta-analyses. In the category of passive dispersers, large-bodied groups showed stronger spatial patterning than small-bodied groups suggesting an increasing impact of dispersal… CONTINUE READING
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