From Elton to Mathematics and Back Again

@article{Raffaelli2002FromET,
  title={From Elton to Mathematics and Back Again},
  author={David G. Raffaelli},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={296},
  pages={1035 - 1037}
}
Food webs can be thought of as intricate spider webs that despite their complexity remain stable. In his Perspective, Raffaelli discusses a new mathematical analysis ( Neutel et al.) that reveals how even the most complex food webs retain their stability by having many weak interactions between species in their long loops. 
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