Compartments revealed in food-web structure

  title={Compartments revealed in food-web structure},
  author={A. Krause and K. Frank and D. Mason and R. Ulanowicz and W. Taylor},
  • A. Krause, K. Frank, +2 authors W. Taylor
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Compartments in food webs are subgroups of taxa in which many strong interactions occur within the subgroups and few weak interactions occur between the subgroups. Theoretically, compartments increase the stability in networks, such as food webs. Compartments have been difficult to detect in empirical food webs because of incompatible approaches or insufficient methodological rigour. Here we show that a method for detecting compartments from the social networking science identified significant… CONTINUE READING
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