Body size is negatively correlated with trophic position among cyprinids

  title={Body size is negatively correlated with trophic position among cyprinids},
  author={Edward D Burress and Jordan M. Holcomb and Karine Orlandi Bonato and Jonathan W. Armbruster},
  booktitle={Royal Society open science},
Body size has many ecological and evolutionary implications that extend across multiple levels of organization. Body size is often positively correlated with species traits such as metabolism, prey size and trophic position (TP) due to physiological and mechanical constraints. We used stable isotope analysis to quantify TP among minnows across multiple assemblages that differed in their species composition, diversity and food web structure. Body size significantly predicted TP across different… CONTINUE READING
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