The Influence of Environmental, Biotic and Spatial Factors on Diatom Metacommunity Structure in Swedish Headwater Streams

@inproceedings{Gthe2013TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Environmental, Biotic and Spatial Factors on Diatom Metacommunity Structure in Swedish Headwater Streams},
  author={Emma G{\"o}the and David G. Angeler and Steffi Gottschalk and Stefan L{\"o}fgren and Leonard Sandin},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Stream assemblages are structured by a combination of local (environmental filtering and biotic interactions) and regional factors (e.g., dispersal related processes). The relative importance of environmental and spatial (i.e., regional) factors structuring stream assemblages has been frequently assessed in previous large-scale studies, but biotic predictors (potentially reflecting local biotic interactions) have rarely been included. Diatoms may be useful for studying the effect of trophic… CONTINUE READING