Regional coexistence and local dominance in Chaoborus: species sorting along a predation gradient.

@article{Garcia2008RegionalCA,
  title={Regional coexistence and local dominance in Chaoborus: species sorting along a predation gradient.},
  author={Erica A. Garcia and Gary G. Mittelbach},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={1703-13}
}
Variation in the intensity of predation across the well-known environmental gradient of freshwater habitats from small, ephemeral ponds to large, permanent lakes is a key factor in the development and maintenance of aquatic community structure. Here, we present data on the distribution and abundance of four species of Chaoborus (Diptera: Chaoboridae) across this environmental gradient. Chaoborus show a distinct pattern of species sorting when aquatic systems are divided into fish and fishless… CONTINUE READING