Plankton: the paradox and the power law

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Law, Richard; Cuesta, José A.; Delius, Gustav W.;
(2017)
  • Subject: Quantitative Biology - Populations and Evolution | Physics - Biological Physics
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Two basic features of assemblages of unicellular plankton: (1) their high biodiversity and (2) the power-law structure of their abundance, can be explained by an allometric scaling of cell growth and mortality with respect to cell size. To show this, we describe a numer... View more
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