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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology
Virgo, N., Law, R., & Emmerson, M. (2006). Sequentially assembled food webs and extremum principles in ecosystem ecology. Journal of Animal Ecology, 75(2), 377-386. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2006.01058.x