The annual diversity cycle in Raritan Bay net phytoplankton is described, using entropyrelated diversity indices. A theory of diversity change during succession is developed. Mean diversity levels in the estuary increased downbay in association with diminishing pollution, and the spatial pattern was strikingly related to general patterns of water mass circulation.
Patten, Bernard C.. 1962. "Species diversity in net phytoplankton of Raritan Bay." Journal of Marine Research 20, (1). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/973