Community Regulation: Variation in Disturbance, Competition, and Predation in Relation to Environmental Stress and Recruitment

@article{Menge1987CommunityRV,
  title={Community Regulation: Variation in Disturbance, Competition, and Predation in Relation to Environmental Stress and Recruitment},
  author={B. Menge and J. P. Sutherland},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1987},
  volume={130},
  pages={730 - 757}
}
  • B. Menge, J. P. Sutherland
  • Published 1987
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • We present a model of community regulation that incorporates the effects of abiotic disturbance, predation, competition, and recruitment density. We assume that mobile organisms (i.e., consumers) are more strongly affected by environmental stress than are sessile organisms and that food-web complexity decreases with increasing stress. The model makes three predictions under conditions of high recruitment. First, in stressful environments, consumers have no effect because they are absent or… CONTINUE READING
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