Food web topology and parasites in the pelagic zone of a subarctic lake.

@article{Amundsen2009FoodWT,
  title={Food web topology and parasites in the pelagic zone of a subarctic lake.},
  author={P. Amundsen and Kevin D Lafferty and Rune Knudsen and Raul Primicerio and Anders Klemetsen and Armand M. Kuris},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={563-72}
}
1. Parasites permeate trophic webs with their often complex life cycles, but few studies have included parasitism in food web analyses. Here we provide a highly resolved food web from the pelagic zone of a subarctic lake and explore how the incorporation of parasites alters the topology of the web. 2. Parasites used hosts at all trophic levels and increased both food-chain lengths and the total number of trophic levels. Their inclusion in the network analyses more than doubled the number of… CONTINUE READING