A general parameterized mathematical food web model that predicts a stable green world in the terrestrial ecosystem

  title={A general parameterized mathematical food web model that predicts a stable green world in the terrestrial ecosystem},
  author={Kotaro Konno},
  journal={Ecological Monographs},
  • K. Konno
  • Published 18 December 2014
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecological Monographs
Terrestrial ecosystems are generally green with vegetation and only a small part (  Pcc > 0); plants are less nutritive than animals (np < nh, nc); and carnivore searches huge volume daily while eating speed of herbivore is limited (S _ eh). These conditions are well-realized in aboveground terrestrial ecosystems where plant-rich “green worlds” are common, vs. animal-rich belowground and aquatic ecosystems where some conditions are not realized. The h and c calculated from our model agreed well… 

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