Allometry in an eco-evolutionary network model

ABERNETHY, Gavin (2020). Allometry in an eco-evolutionary network model. Ecological Modelling, 427, p. 109090.

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    An eco-evolutionary food web model is modified to incorporate a body-size trait, enabling a framework for non- uniform mortality and ecological efficiency between species. Evolved communities feature increased connectance, with according benefits to community robustness, and persistent top predators but reduced omnivory and food chain lengths. Body-size maintains a strong positive correlation to trophic level, but does not correlate to an individual species' contribution to network stability. A spatially-explicit extension of the model assembles large metacommunities with distinct distributions of body-size amongst local food webs.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecology
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    Page Range: p. 109090
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2020 11:26
    Last Modified: 22 Apr 2021 01:18

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