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Marine Macroecology$
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Jon D. Witman and Kaustuv Roy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226904115

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.001.0001

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Latitudinal Gradients in Species Interactions

Latitudinal Gradients in Species Interactions

(p.357) Chapter Fourteen Latitudinal Gradients in Species Interactions
Marine Macroecology

Eric Sanford

Mark D. Bertness

University of Chicago Press

Using small-scale field experiments, ecologists have demonstrated convincingly that species interactions often influence local community structure. Rigorously examining such large-scale processes, however, has created logistical and conceptual challenges. The developing discipline of macroecology has encouraged ecologists to address these challenges by recognizing the value of a broader spatial and temporal perspective. Among the most powerful tools to emerge has been the comparative-experimental approach. This approach uses identical experiments replicated along a broad spatial gradient to test the potential influence of changing abiotic and biotic conditions that are not amenable to manipulation.

Keywords:   macroecology, abiotic condition, biotic condition, marine species, latitudinal variation, species interaction

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