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Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 36: Food Webs: From Connectivity to Energetics

Provides fresh ways of describing food webs and applies previous observations in a new context
Ranked as the #1 publication in the Institute for Scientific Information in the Ecology section of 2000
Powerful new theory AND application to some of the best food web data in the world
Many mathematical models for food web structure and function
Integrates previously unconnected perspectives on the description of ecological communities

Series: Advances in Ecological Research Volume: 36

By: Luo Yiqi (Editor)

208 pages, no illustrations

Academic Press

Hardback | May 2005 | #153133 | ISBN: 0120139367
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NHBS Price: £150.00 $189/€179 approx

About this book

The most recent volume of this series, Advances in Ecological Research, demonstrates a captivating knowledge of recent advances in the analysis of food webs. A food web describes the network of predator-prey interactions within a community. The simplest description of a food web specifies only who eats whom (a connectance web), with no indication of how much or how often. Chapters in Food Webs: From Connectivity to Energetics begin with a discussion of the most detailed connectance webs ever compiled, and advance to incorporate information on the body size and numerical abundance of the species. The results yield new ways of describing food webs and powerful new models for estimating patterns of energy flow in ecosystems.


Contents

- Food webs, body size and species abundance in ecological community description
- Quantification and resolution of a complex, size-structured food web
- Estimating relative energy fluxes using the food web, species abundance, and body size


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