Food webs in space: On the interplay of dynamic instability and spatial processes

  title={Food webs in space: On the interplay of dynamic instability and spatial processes},
  author={Robert D. Holt},
  journal={Ecological Research},
Ecologists increasingly recognize that a consideration of spatial dynamics is essential for resolving many classical problems in community ecology. In the present paper, I argue that understanding how trophic interactions influence population stability can have important implications for the expression of spatial processes. I use two examples to illustrate this point. The first example has to do with spatial determinants of food chain length. Prior theoretical and empirical work has suggested… CONTINUE READING
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