Testing the intermediate disturbance hypothesis in species-poor systems : A simulation experiment for mangrove forests

@inproceedings{Piou2008TestingTI,
  title={Testing the intermediate disturbance hypothesis in species-poor systems : A simulation experiment for mangrove forests},
  author={Cyril Piou and Uta Berger and Hanno Hildenbrandt and Ilka C. Feller},
  year={2008}
}
Questions: What factors influence tree species diversity of mangrove forests, an example of species-poor systems? What are the respective importance and interactions of these factors? Is the intermediate disturbance hypothesis applicable to such systems? Methods: We used the spatially explicit individual-based model KiWi to investigate the effects on species diversity of perturbation frequency and intensity, different abiotic conditions, and interspecific competition simulated at the individual… CONTINUE READING

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