Stochasticity and Assemblage Organization in an Indiana Stream Fish Assemblage

TitleStochasticity and Assemblage Organization in an Indiana Stream Fish Assemblage
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsGrossman, G. D., Freeman M. C., Moyle P. B., & Whitaker, Jr. J. O.
JournalThe American Naturalist
Volume126
Issue2
Pagination275-285
Date Published08/1985
ISSN00030147
AbstractIn 1982, Grossman et al. purported to demonstrate that a stream fish assemblage was probably affected more by unpredictable environmental disturbances than by interactive processes such as competition. The main purpose of that paper was to interest ecologists in the possibility that stream fish and invertebrate assemblages may be organized through processes fundamentally different from those addressed by the bulk of ecological theory. Grossman et al. (1982) provoked a series of critical rebuttals (Herbold 1984; Rahel et al. 1984; Yant et al. 1984), and our purpose here is to clarify some of the issues raised by these critiques.
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