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Models on diel vertical migration


Gabriel,  Wilfried
Department Ecophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Gabriel, W. (1993). Models on diel vertical migration. Ergebnisse der Limnologie/Advances in Limnology, Beiheft 39, 123-136.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000F-E413-4
To clarify what can be expected from models the role of modelling in the scientific process in relation to experiments and field studies is addressed. Hypotheses to explain vertical migration are reviewed with respect to the selection mechanism assumed; it is asked whether group selection instead of individual selection arguments are used explicitly or implicitly. Models which are formulated from precisely than verbal arguments are listed; one conceptual, evolutionary model and one ecological simulation model are discussed in detail. Perspectives and directions for improvements and further development of models are given.