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Response to Comment on “Patterns of Diversity in Marine Phytoplankton”

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Science  30 Jul 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5991, pp. 512
DOI: 10.1126/science.1190048

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Abstract

Huisman argues that environments of intermediate variability promote coexistence of model phytoplankton, apparently contrasting our hypothesis that stability allows for greater diversity of equivalent competitors in the ocean. We argue that our original interpretations of the mechanisms governing model diversity patterns remain valid and that Huisman’s results are complementary to our hypotheses.

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