Effects of a predatory fish on a tropical detritus-based food web

@article{Boyero2007EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a predatory fish on a tropical detritus-based food web},
  author={Luz Boyero and Pedro A. Rinc{\'o}n and Richard G. Pearson},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={649-655}
}
In contrast to that for grazing systems, relatively little information exists for trophic cascades in detritus-based stream food webs, which are predominant in forested headwater streams. Predator–prey interactions are thought to be weak in these systems, but studies are very scarce, their results are equivocal, and they do not separate the effect of direct consumption from a behavioural response of shredders. We examined the effect of predatory fish on leaf litter breakdown in headwater… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 31 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS