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Spatial and Temporal Complexity

  • Ralph O. Brinkhurst
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Abstract

In the first section we examined some of the mainly holistic studies of lake benthos that have been undertaken. Opponents of this approach would suggest that no two lakes are, in reality, alike and that the complexity of nature prevents the holistic view from achieving its goal of developing general statements about the nature of lakes. In this section we will examine some of the underlying causes of the bewildering complexity of factors that interact to produce the diversity of even benthic associations.

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© Ralph O. Brinkhurst 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph O. Brinkhurst
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    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of the Environment Fisheries and Marine ServiceBiological StationSt. AndrewsCanada

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