Towards an understanding of the pattern of biodiversity in the oceans

@inproceedings{Beaugrand2013TowardsAU,
  title={Towards an understanding of the pattern of biodiversity in the oceans},
  author={Gr{\'e}gory Beaugrand and Isabelle Rombouts and Richard R Kirby},
  year={2013}
}
Aim Latitudinal gradients in diversity intrigue scientists, and various hypotheses have been proposed to explain why the diversity of so many taxonomic groups increases from the poles to the equator. These hypotheses range from null models to environmental factors, and biotic interactions to those that include patterns of dispersal and speciation. Here, we formulate a new theory based upon the concept of the niche sensu Hutchinson and the principle of competitive exclusion, which shows that… CONTINUE READING

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