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dc.contributor.authorCropp, Rogeren_US
dc.contributor.authorNorbury, Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:37:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:37:42Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T05:07:07Z
dc.identifier.issn14329840en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10021-011-9503-1en_US
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom200en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto212en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcosystemsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDynamical Systems in Applicationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode010204en_US
dc.titleThe Mechanisms of Coexistence and Competitive Exclusion in Complex Plankton Ecosystem Modelsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 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.comen_US
gro.date.issued2012
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