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dc.contributor.authorGuenther, Mirae
dc.description1 broadsideen_US
dc.description.abstractIn a changing climate, a trait-based perspective is an effective way to consider a multitude of species and how they exist under varying environmental factors. Assessing species fitness through functional traits is particularly effective in diverse environments when looking at a single species could ignore the niche it is filling. This study assessed the effectiveness of a trait-based approach using a novel treatment method (Parallel Trait Assays). We focused on phytoplankton because they are a great model system: they have large population sizes, are easy to manipulate in laboratory settings, and are environmentally important as the basis of aquatic food webs and as major contributors to creating a breathable atmosphere.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2012en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleAnalyzing Seasonal Trait Distributions in Phytoplankton: An Application of Trait-Based Community Ecologyen_US

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Individualized Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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