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Eric Post

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780691182353

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691182353.001.0001

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The Phenological Community

The Phenological Community

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(p.94) Chapter Five The Phenological Community
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Time in Ecology
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Eric Post

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691182353.003.0006

This chapter studies how the concept of phenological community relates to the utilization of time by species that co-occur in the local assemblage. It also examines the consequences for phenological community dynamics of differential use of time by co-occurring species. Indeed, a main point of emphasis in this chapter is the dynamic nature of the community in a phenological context. The allocation of time by the individual organism to phenophases within its annual cycle of growth, maintenance, and reproduction determines patterns of interactions in time among species co-occurring in the local assemblage. In the context of phenology, the local community is characterized by a capacity for pronounced variability on both short-term temporal scales (over days) and on longer-term temporal scales (from year to year).

Keywords:   phenological community, time, local assemblage, phenological community dynamics, co-occurring species, phenophases, annual growth cycle, reproduction, phenology, individual organism

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