Can we predict indirect interactions from quantitative food webs?--an experimental approach.

@article{Tack2011CanWP,
  title={Can we predict indirect interactions from quantitative food webs?--an experimental approach.},
  author={Ayco J M Tack and Sofia Gripenberg and Tomas Roslin},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={108-18}
}
1. Shared enemies may link the dynamics of their prey. Recently, quantitative food webs have been used to infer that herbivorous insect species attacked by the same major parasitoid species will affect each other negatively through apparent competition. Nonetheless, theoretical work predicts several alternative outcomes, including positive effects. 2. In this paper, we use an experimental approach to link food web patterns to realized population dynamics. First, we construct a quantitative food… CONTINUE READING