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microcosm

, microcosmos
man regarded as epitomizing the universe
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Although this study had important implications for sampling of enclosures, it did not specifically address disconnections between microcosms and natural lakes.
The number of microcosms a company requires will depend on its size, spread, and complexity.
experimental data suggest microcosms can predict lake responses to nutrients and fish" (although they ".
We experimentally examined the association between variation in protistan consumer diversity and standing unicellular algal biomass in microbial microcosms to test for patterns of association between biotic diversity and autotrophic biomass.
Here we discuss the utility of microcosms as models and tools for the exploration of community and metacommunity organization.
Microcosms have become an important tool for some ecologists.
However, functional components such as decomposition and nutrient mobilization have been successfully monitored in simple microcosms, and can closely follow field observations.
In this paper I describe how soil microcosms have helped us understand biological control of plant-parasitic nematodes by the fungus Hirsutella rhossiliensis.
Soil ecology has a rich tradition of using microcosms as research tools due to the cryptic nature of soils and the ease by which soils and soil organisms can be manipulated in the laboratory.
Microcosms are exceptionally good tools with which to test and advance ecological theory, because the composition of microcosm communities can be strictly controlled and replicated (Kareiva 1989).
These readings are keenly new, though, in their analysis of how mental landscapes of the early nineteenth century operate as precursors to the physical microcosms of Victorian aquaria and terraria, and eventually of the modern ecologist's laboratory.
The inhibition of methane oxidation was observed in soil microcosms amended with Na2CO3 or phosphate buffer (PB buffer).