Metabolic theory and taxonomic identity predict nutrient recycling in a diverse food web

@article{Allgeier2015MetabolicTA,
  title={Metabolic theory and taxonomic identity predict nutrient recycling in a diverse food web},
  author={J. E. Allgeier and S. Wenger and A. D. Rosemond and D. Schindler and C. Layman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={112},
  pages={E2640 - E2647}
}
Significance A fundamental dilemma in ecology is to reconcile the degree to which ecological processes are generalizable among taxa and ecosystems or determined primarily by taxonomic identity. We apply a unique dataset of organisms from a diverse marine community to test the applicability of two theories, metabolic theory of ecology (MTE) and ecological stoichiometry (EST), and the role of taxonomic identity for predicting nutrient excretion rates by fishes and macroinvertebrates. Excretion… Expand
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