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Published: 31 May 2012

192 Pages


ISBN: 9780199913831

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How Species Interact

Altering the Standard View on Trophic Ecology

Roger Arditi and Lev Ginzburg

  • Takes a historical perspective of theoretical developments, from the 1920s to the present
  • Quantifies consumer interference in many laboratory and natural systems
  • Studies the response of food chains to increased productivity
  • Shows that prey spatial heterogeneity is the main reason for widespread ratio dependence
  • Points out the logical inconsistency of standard predator-prey theory with single-species growth
  • Explains why donor control is favored by stability selection