Scaling of biological community structure: a systems approach to community complexity.

@article{Maurer1987ScalingOB,
  title={Scaling of biological community structure: a systems approach to community complexity.},
  author={Brian A. Maurer},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={1987},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={97-110}
}
Local community dynamics are determined by the interaction of environmental variation and the biotic properties of communities. This interaction occurs on many spatial and temporal scales, hence the expectation is that community dynamics will be complex. Previous theoretical approaches to communities have assumed linear, near equilibrium dynamics. An alternative approach suggests that community dynamics are the result of the balance between energy use by the community and its tendency to move… CONTINUE READING