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Global patterns in predator-prey size relationships reveal size dependency of trophic transfer efficiency.
Predator-prey body size relationships influence food chain length, trophic structure, transfer efficiency, interaction strength, and the bioaccumulation of contaminants. Improved quantification ofExpand
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Consumer-resource body-size relationships in natural food webs.
It has been suggested that differences in body size between consumer and resource species may have important implications for interaction strengths, population dynamics, and eventually food webExpand
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Three allometric relations of population density to body mass: theoretical integration and empirical tests in 149 food webs.
Predicting species population density-body mass scaling in community food webs (henceforth webs) is important for conservation and to understand community structure. Very different types of scalingExpand
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Identification of 100 fundamental ecological questions
Summary 1. Fundamental ecological research is both intrinsically interesting and provides the basic knowledge required to answer applied questions of importance to the management of the naturalExpand
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Food webs are more than the sum of their tritrophic parts
Many studies have aimed to understand food webs by investigating components such as trophic links (one consumer taxon eats one resource taxon), tritrophic interactions (one consumer eats anExpand
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Priority research areas for ecosystem services in a changing world
Summary 1. Ecosystem services are the benefits humans obtain from ecosystems. The importance of research into ecosystem services has been widely recognized, and rapid progress is being made.Expand
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Extinction Debt and Windows of Conservation Opportunity in the Brazilian Amazon
Growing Extinction Debt Predicting, and potentially preventing, extinction is a central goal of conservation biology. Wearn et al. (p. 228; see the Perspective by Rangel) describe a mathematicalExpand
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The relationship between body mass and field metabolic rate among individual birds and mammals
Summary The power-law dependence of metabolic rate on body mass has major implications at every level of ecological organization. However, the overwhelming majority of studies examining thisExpand
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Cheddar: analysis and visualisation of ecological communities in R
Summary 1. There has been a lack of software available to ecologists for the management, visualisation and analysis of ecological community and food web data. Researchers have been forced toExpand
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Five Years of Experimental Warming Increases the Biodiversity and Productivity of Phytoplankton
Phytoplankton are key components of aquatic ecosystems, fixing CO2 from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and supporting secondary production, yet relatively little is known about how futureExpand
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