Biomass partitioning in Florida phytoplankton communities

Susana Agusti*, Carlos Duarte, Daniel E. Canfield

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Comparison of the partition of biomass among genera within phytoplankton communities in 165 lakes demonstrated a shift from communities with a relatively even distribution of biomass among taxa to community where one, or a few taxa, capitalized most of the biomass, as communities biomass increased. This pattern suggests that interference among co-existing phytoplankton taxa increases as community biomass increases, and provides additional evidence for the biomass-dependence of phytoplankton community structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Plankton Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology


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