Mechanisms of maintenance of tropical freshwater fish communities in the face of disturbance.

@article{MartinSmith1999MechanismsOM,
  title={Mechanisms of maintenance of tropical freshwater fish communities in the face of disturbance.},
  author={Keith M. Martin-Smith and Linda M. Laird and L Bullough and Mark G Lewis},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={354 1391},
  pages={1803-10}
}
Community resistance to, and resilience from, perturbation will determine the trajectory of recovery from disturbance. Although selective timber extraction is considered a severe disturbance, fish communities from headwater streams around Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah, Malaysia, showed few long-term changes in species composition or abundance. However, some species showed short-term (< 18 months) absence or decrease in abundance. These observations suggested that both resistance and… CONTINUE READING

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