Ecological drivers of stability and instability in marine ecosystems

@article{Plank2011EcologicalDO,
  title={Ecological drivers of stability and instability in marine ecosystems},
  author={Michael J. Plank and Richard Law},
  journal={Theoretical Ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={5},
  pages={465-480}
}
A stability analysis of the steady state of marine ecosystems is described. The study was motivated by the approximate invariance of biomass in logarithmic size intervals, which is widely observed in marine ecosystems. This invariance is recovered as the steady state of dynamic models of size spectra, which, unlike traditional species-based models of food webs, explicitly account for the mass gained by an individual organism when it eats a prey item. Little is known about the ecological… CONTINUE READING

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