Preliminary Method for Estimating Stability in Plankton

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Science  06 Oct 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3484, pp. 1010-1011
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3484.1010


The stability of plankton in the York River, Virginia, during the summer of 1960 is computed by a derived empirical stability measure. The communities were indicated to have considerable homeostasis, being over five times more stable than the physical biotope.