Autochthonous or allochthonous resources determine the characteristic population dynamics of ecosystem engineers and their impacts

@article{Nishijima2015AutochthonousOA,
  title={Autochthonous or allochthonous resources determine the characteristic population dynamics of ecosystem engineers and their impacts},
  author={Shota Nishijima and Gaku Takimoto and Tadashi Miyashita},
  journal={Theoretical Ecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={117-127}
}
Ecosystem engineering, or the modification of physical environments by organisms, can influence trophic interactions and thus food web dynamics. Although existing theory exclusively considers engineers using autochthonous resources, many empirical studies show that they often depend on allochthonous resources. By developing a simple mathematical model… CONTINUE READING