Ecological community description using the food web, species abundance, and body size.

@article{Cohen2003EcologicalCD,
  title={Ecological community description using the food web, species abundance, and body size.},
  author={Joel E. Cohen and Tomas Jonsson and Stephen R. Carpenter},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={1781-6}
}
Measuring the numerical abundance and average body size of individuals of each species in an ecological community's food web reveals new patterns and illuminates old ones. This approach is illustrated using data from the pelagic community of a small lake: Tuesday Lake, Michigan, United States. Body mass varies almost 12 orders of magnitude. Numerical abundance varies almost 10 orders of magnitude. Biomass abundance (average body mass times numerical abundance) varies only 5 orders of magnitude… CONTINUE READING
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