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Consumer-Resource Dynamics: Building Consumptive Food Webs

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the dynamics of consumer–resource interaction, one of the fundamental building blocks of food webs. In particular, it considers how consumer–resource systems that are ... More


Lagged Consumer-Resource Dynamics

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the influence of biological lags on consumer–resource dynamics, with particular emphasis on how consumer–resource cycles, or the lack thereof, interact with population level ... More


Population ecology of mutualism

J. Nathaniel Holland

in Mutualism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199675654
eISBN:
9780191809422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675654.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Historically, studies of the population ecology of mutualism have been largely divorced from the key principles (e.g., density dependence, functional responses, consumer–resource theory) that have ... More


Adding the Ecosystem

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines how nutrient recycling and decomposition affect the dynamics and stability of food webs. It first reviews some of the existing theory on detritus and food web dynamics before ... More


Of Modules, Motifs, and Whole Webs

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explains the use of modular or motif-based theory to interpret the dynamics of whole food webs. According to Robert Holt, modules are “as motifs with muscles.” Holt's modular theory ... More


Ecological Niches: Linking Classical and Contemporary Approaches

Jonathan M. Chase and Mathew A. Leibold

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101798
eISBN:
9780226101811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101811.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Why do species live where they live? What determines the abundance and diversity of species in a given area? What role do species play in the functioning of entire ecosystems? All of these questions ... More


Species interactions

Shelley E.R. Hoover and Jason M. Tylianakis

in Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602568
eISBN:
9780191810121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the general mechanisms through which rapid global change can alter interactions with other species. It outlines the observed effects of environmental change on different types ... More


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