A landscape theory for food web architecture.

  title={A landscape theory for food web architecture.},
  author={Neil Rooney and Kevin Shear McCann and John C. Moore},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={11 8},
Ecologists have long searched for structures and processes that impart stability in nature. In particular, food web ecology has held promise in tackling this issue. Empirical patterns in food webs have consistently shown that the distributions of species and interactions in nature are more likely to be stable than randomly constructed systems with the same number of species and interactions. Food web ecology still faces two fundamental challenges, however. First, the quantity and quality of… CONTINUE READING

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