Spatial scale and benthic community organisation in the littoral zones of large oligotrophic lakes: potential for cross‐scale interactions

@inproceedings{Stoffels2005SpatialSA,
  title={Spatial scale and benthic community organisation in the littoral zones of large oligotrophic lakes: potential for cross‐scale interactions},
  author={Rick J. Stoffels and Kenneth Robert Clarke and Gerard P. Closs},
  year={2005}
}
Summary 1. We studied the spatial organisation of littoral, benthic invertebrate communities in two large oligotrophic lakes with very extensive heterogeneous littoral zones, and report that littoral communities show significant variation in their structure at multiple spatial scales. 2. At coarser scales, littoral zone topography, riparian inputs and exposure may be important drivers of community spatial structure. At finer scales, the composition of substrates, particularly… CONTINUE READING

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