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Human Population: The Next Half Century
  • J. Cohen
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • 14 November 2003
By 2050, the human population will probably be larger by 2 to 4 billion people, more slowly growing (declining in the more developed regions), more urban, especially in less developed regions, andExpand
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Ecological community description using the food web, species abundance, and body size
Measuring the numerical abundance and average body size of individuals of each species in an ecological community's food web reveals new patterns and illuminates old ones. This approach isExpand
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Interaction strengths in food webs: issues and opportunities
Summary 1. Recent efforts to understand how the patterning of interaction strength affects both structure and dynamics in food webs have highlighted several obstacles to productive synthesis. IssuesExpand
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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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Food web patterns and their consequences
A food web is a map that describes which kinds of organisms in a community eat which other kinds. A web helps picture how a community is put together and how it works. Although webs were oftenExpand
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Infectious Diseases of Humans: Dynamics and Control
This long and important book summarizes the results of nearly a decade and a half of collaboration between two of the world's best analysts of infectious diseases and alludes to related work by manyExpand
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Oviposition habitat selection in response to risk of predation in temporary pools: mode of detection and consistency across experimental venue
Natural selection should favor females that avoid ovipositing where risk of predation is high for their progeny. Despite the large consequences of such oviposition behavior for individual fitness,Expand
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Food Webs, Body Size, and Species Abundance in Ecological Community Description
I. Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 A. Trivariate Relationships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Expand
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A PARADOX OF CONGESTION IN A QUEUING NETWORK
In an uncongested transportation network, adding routes and capacity to an existing network must decrease, or at worst not change, the average time individuals require to travel through the networkExpand
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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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