Food webs : linkage, interaction strength and community infrastructure

@article{Paine1980FoodW,
  title={Food webs : linkage, interaction strength and community infrastructure},
  author={Robert Treat Paine},
  journal={Journal of Animal Ecology},
  year={1980},
  volume={49},
  pages={666}
}
  • R. Paine
  • Published 1980
  • Biology
  • Journal of Animal Ecology
It seems particularly opportune to discuss food webs and evolving views on their structure here for both their genesis and first modern treatment (Elton 1927) and much of their later development (May 1973; Pimm & Lawton 1978) has a decidedly British accent to it. The central significance of webs is derived from the fact that the links between species are often easily identified and the resultant trophic scaffolding provides a tempting descriptor of community structure. If this structure is in… Expand

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