Frequency response of a simple food-chain model with time-delayed recruitment: implications for abiotic-biotic coupling
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.
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