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More than a meal… integrating non-feeding interactions into food webs.
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PMID:  22313549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ecology Letters (2012) ABSTRACT: Organisms eating each other are only one of many types of well documented and important interactions among species. Other such types include habitat modification, predator interference and facilitation. However, ecological network research has been typically limited to either pure food webs or to networks of only a few (<3) interaction types. The great diversity of non-trophic interactions observed in nature has been poorly addressed by ecologists and largely excluded from network theory. Herein, we propose a conceptual framework that organises this diversity into three main functional classes defined by how they modify specific parameters in a dynamic food web model. This approach provides a path forward for incorporating non-trophic interactions in traditional food web models and offers a new perspective on tackling ecological complexity that should stimulate both theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the patterns and dynamics of diverse species interactions in nature.
Authors:
Sonia Kéfi; Eric L Berlow; Evie A Wieters; Sergio A Navarrete; Owen L Petchey; Spencer A Wood; Alice Boit; Lucas N Joppa; Kevin D Lafferty; Richard J Williams; Neo D Martinez; Bruce A Menge; Carol A Blanchette; Alison C Iles; Ulrich Brose
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecology letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1461-0248     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121949     Medline TA:  Ecol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/CNRS.
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J.F. Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Berliner Str. 28, 37073 Goettingen, Germany Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, CNRS UMR 5554, Université de Montpellier II, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC 065, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 05, France Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Field Station, Merced, CA 95389, USA Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Laboratory, 1604 McGee Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA Western Ecological Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Yosemite Field Station, 40298 Junction Dr, Suite A, Oakhurst, CA 93644, USA Estación Costera de Investigaciones Marinas and Center for Advanced Studies in Ecology and Biodiversity, Depto. de Ecología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Casilla 114-D, Santiago, Chile Zoology Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland The Natural Capital Project, Stanford University, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam, Germany Microsoft Research, Computational Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Cambridge, CB3 0FB, UK Western Ecological Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey. c/o Marine Science Institute, UC, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Cordley Hall 3029, Corvallis, OR 97331-2914, USA Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA.
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