Community Area and Food-chain Length : Theoretical Predictions

  title={Community Area and Food-chain Length : Theoretical Predictions},
  author={Joel and {\'E}. and Cohen and M. Charles and M.. and NEWMANt},
  • Joel, É., +3 authors NEWMANt
  • Published 2005
-In combination with the simplest forms of the species-area curve (a power function or a simple proportionality between species and area), the cascade model predicts that the maximal chain length of a community food web (the height) should increase more slowly than linearly as a function of the logarithm of area and asymptotically in islands with extremely large area and extremely large numbers of species. The average chain length, according to the cascade model, should exceed 3.5 as soon as… CONTINUE READING


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