Elements for modelling the dynamics of tritrophic population interactions

  title={Elements for modelling the dynamics of tritrophic population interactions},
  author={Johann Baumg{\"a}rtner and Andrew Paul Gutierrez and Alfred Klay},
  journal={Experimental & Applied Acarology},
Models of acarine systems are reviewed with particular reference to objectives for modelling, to the methods used for model building, and to the results obtained. The following elements are considered important in models of complex systems: common food acquisition/allocation functions in multitrophic models; migration and within-systems movement; and behavioral components in functional responses. The first element is illustrated with an apple tree/mite and a cassava/mite model. In mite… CONTINUE READING