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dc.contributor.authorDahlquist, K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKohl, R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorParsons, W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSebastian, K.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Campusen_US
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Fishtail Bay-Douglas L.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialDouglas Lakeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T21:43:04Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T21:43:04Z
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54255
dc.description.abstractBased on our hypothesis that the phytoplankton assemblage of South Fishtail Bay in Douglas Lake would have a significantly higher degree of interspecific competition than the nocturnal flying insect assemblage attracted to a black light at UMBS, we examined the two assemblages to compare and contrast the relative abundances for each. Biomass/biovolume was determined to be a more accurate index of resource capture and therefore competitive success than was number of individuals. In the phytoplankton and macroinsect assemblages, we found a few very common species and many rare ones; in the microinsects the relative abundance was more random. Patterns of relative abundance as expressed in rank abundance diagrams were found to have significant, though limited, usefulness as indicators of degree of interspecific competition within a species assemblage.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.otherCOMPETITIONen_US
dc.subject.otherINTERSPECIFICen_US
dc.subject.otherSPECIESen_US
dc.subject.otherABUNDANCEen_US
dc.subject.otherPHYTOPLANKTONen_US
dc.subject.otherINSECTSen_US
dc.subject.otherINVERTEBRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherBIOMASSen_US
dc.subject.otherPHYTOPLANKTONen_US
dc.titleInferring interspecific competition from patterns of species abundance: a study of phytoplankton and nocturnal flying insect assemblages.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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