Consumer-resource body-size relationships in natural food webs.

@article{Brose2006ConsumerresourceBR,
  title={Consumer-resource body-size relationships in natural food webs.},
  author={U. Brose and T. Jonsson and E. Berlow and P. Warren and Carolin Bana{\vs}ek-Richter and L. Bersier and J. Blanchard and T. Brey and S. Carpenter and Marie-France Cattin Blandenier and Lara Cushing and H. Dawah and T. Dell and François K Edwards and Sarah Harper-Smith and U. Jacob and M. Ledger and Neo D. Martinez and J. Memmott and K. Mintenbeck and J. Pinnegar and B. C. Rall and T. Rayner and Daniel C. Reuman and L. Ruess and W. Ulrich and Richard J. Williams and G. Woodward and Joel E. Cohen},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={87 10},
  pages={
          2411-7
        }
}
It has been suggested that differences in body size between consumer and resource species may have important implications for interaction strengths, population dynamics, and eventually food web structure, function, and evolution. Still, the general distribution of consumer-'resource body-size ratios in real ecosystems, and whether they vary systematically among habitats or broad taxonomic groups, is poorly understood. Using a unique global database on consumer and resource body sizes, we show… Expand
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