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dc.contributor.authorCropp, Roger
dc.contributor.authorNorbury, John
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:37:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:37:42Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T05:07:07Z
dc.identifier.issn1432-9840
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10021-011-9503-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42708
dc.description.abstractThe biodiversity of plankton ecosystems may no longer be a paradox, but the mechanisms that determine coexistence of explicit competitors in ecosystems remain a mystery. This is particularly so in ecosystem models, where competitive exclusion remains the dominant process. Climate and fisheries models require plankton ecosystem submodels that maintain competing plankton functional types extant, but coexistence can be reproduced in only a few 'just so' theoretical models. This limits our ability to predict the impacts of climate change and fisheries on ocean biota. We consider ecosystems of Kolmogorov form that conserve mass (CK systems). These systems describe a general class of ecosystem models that includes many theoretical and applied models. We develop heuristics that illuminate the key mechanisms that allow the coexistence of explicit competitors in these systems. These heuristics facilitate the identification of a large class of models with the structural property that all species coexist for all time. Our approach unifies many theoretical and applied models in a common biogeochemical framework, providing a powerful tool with the potential to generate new insights into the properties of complex ecosystems.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom200
dc.relation.ispartofpageto212
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcosystems
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDynamical Systems in Applications
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode010204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.titleThe Mechanisms of Coexistence and Competitive Exclusion in Complex Plankton Ecosystem Models
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Springer New York. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorCropp, Roger A.


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