US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
Frequency response of a simple food-chain model with time-delayed recruitment: implications for abiotic-biotic coupling
Abstract
Understanding the complex interactions between the physical environment and biological dynamics is a fundamental goal in ecology (E. Odum 1971; Ricklefs 1979; McIntosh 1985). It has been proposed that the strength of coupling between a fluctuating environment and associated biota depends on the extent of overlap of the time scales of the biotic and abiotic components (Haury et al. 1978; Powell 1989; Steele 1989, 1991). Despite the recognition that the overlap in scale plays an important role in determining coupling, few studies have directly examined specific scale-dependent linkages between biotic and abiotic components.
Year of Publication
1997
Number of Pages
433-450
Publisher
Chapman \& Hall
Place Published
New York
ISBN Number
NO COPY - 8/06 KG
Citation Key
bibcite_934
URL
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4615-5973-3_14
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5973-3_14