Nutrient-rich plankton communities stabilized via predator-prey interactions: revisiting the role of vertical heterogeneity.

@article{Morozov2011NutrientrichPC,
  title={Nutrient-rich plankton communities stabilized via predator-prey interactions: revisiting the role of vertical heterogeneity.},
  author={Andrew Morozov and Elena Arashkevich and Anastasia Nikishina and Konstantin Solovyev},
  journal={Mathematical medicine and biology : a journal of the IMA},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={185-215}
}
Self-regulation of population dynamics in nutrient-rich (eutrophic) ecosystems has been a fascinating topic for decades in ecological literature. Simple theoretical models predict population oscillations of large amplitudes in such systems, those predictions often being at odds with reality. Plankton communities possess a particular combination of two important properties, making them unique among ecosystems with eutrophication. These are: (i) the existence of a pronounced spatial gradient of… CONTINUE READING