Sequentially assembled food webs and extremum principles in ecosystem ecology

N. Virgo, R. Law, Mark Emmerson

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Successional changes during sequential assembly of food webs were examined. This was carried out by numerical methods, drawing one species at a time from a species pool and obtaining the permanent (persistent) community emerging at each step. Interactions among species were based on some simple rules about body sizes of consumers and their prey, and community dynamics were described in terms of flows of biomass density.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-386
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Animal Ecology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology

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