Sheldon Spectrum and the Plankton Paradox: Two Sides of the Same Coin. A trait-based plankton size-spectrum model

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Cuesta, José A.; Law, Richard;
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Journal: Journal of Mathematical Biology, volume 76, issue 1-2, pages 67-96 (issn: 0303-6812, eissn: 1432-1416)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s00285-017-1132-7, pmc: PMC5754429
  • Subject: Quantitative Biology - Populations and Evolution | Coexistence | Size-spectrum | Cell division | Physics - Biological Physics | Article | Allometry | 92D25 | 92C37 | Plankton | 92D40 | 92D40, 92D25, 92C37 | Scale-invariance
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The Sheldon spectrum describes a remarkable regularity in aquatic ecosystems: the biomass density as a function of logarithmic body mass is approximately constant over many orders of magnitude. While size-spectrum models have explained this phenomenon for assemblages of... View more
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