Allometry and Dissipation of Ecological Flow Networks

  title={Allometry and Dissipation of Ecological Flow Networks},
  author={Jiang Zhang and Lingfei Wu},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND An ecological flow network is a weighted directed graph in which the nodes are species, the edges are "who eats whom" relationships and the weights are rates of energy or nutrient transferred between species. Allometric scaling is a ubiquitous feature for flow systems such as river basins, vascular networks and food webs. METHODOLOGY The… CONTINUE READING