Mechanisms Creating Community Structure across a Freshwater Habitat Gradient

@inproceedings{Wellborn2008MechanismsCC,
  title={Mechanisms Creating Community Structure across a Freshwater Habitat Gradient},
  author={Gary A. Wellborn and David Skelly and Earl E. Werner},
  year={2008}
}
Lentic freshwater habitats in temperate regions exist along a gradient from small ephemeral ponds to large permanent lakes. This environmental continuum is a useful axis for understanding how attributes of individuals ultimately generate structure at the level of the community. Community structure across the gradient is determined by both ( a) physical factors, such as pond drying and winter anoxia, that limit the potential breadth of species distributions, and ( b) biotic effects mediated by… CONTINUE READING
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