Stochasticity in Structural and Functional Characteristics of an Indiana Stream Fish Assemblage: A Test of Community Theory

@article{Grossman1982StochasticityIS,
  title={Stochasticity in Structural and Functional Characteristics of an Indiana Stream Fish Assemblage: A Test of Community Theory},
  author={Gary D. Grossman and Peter B. Moyle and John O. Whitaker},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1982},
  volume={120},
  pages={423 - 454}
}
In general, ecological assemblages and communities appear to be regulated primarily by either deterministic or stochastic processes. It is currently important to quantify the relative frequencies of these two types of assemblages since most ecological theory is applicable only to deterministic systems. We attempted to distinguish the mechanism regulating species abundances and trophic structure in an Indiana stream fish assemblage. Samples collected over a 12-yr period were separated by season… 
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