The Paradox of the Plankton

@inproceedings{Hutchinson1961ThePO,
  title={The Paradox of the Plankton},
  author={George Evelyn Hutchinson},
  year={1961}
}
  • George Evelyn Hutchinson
  • Published 1961
  • Biology
  • ”The paradox of the plankton" involves questions about the coexistence of multiple species in aquatic ecosystems that exist under a physically homogeneous and stable environment. Some plausible hypotheses have been proposed for the mechanism of coexistence, mainly from observations of terrestrial and benthic communities. However, the species diversity of pelagic organisms, especially of oceanic zooplankton, can not be explained fully by these hypotheses. In this paper some representative… CONTINUE READING

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