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

  title={Metabolic theory and taxonomic identity predict nutrient recycling in a diverse food web.},
  author={Jacob E Allgeier and Seth J. Wenger and Amy D Rosemond and Daniel E Schindler and Craig A. Layman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={112 20},
Reconciling the degree to which ecological processes are generalizable among taxa and ecosystems, or contingent on the identity of interacting species, remains a critical challenge in ecology. Ecological stoichiometry (EST) and metabolic theory of ecology (MTE) are theoretical approaches used to evaluate how consumers mediate nutrient dynamics and energy flow through ecosystems. Recent theoretical work has explored the utility of these theories, but empirical tests in species-rich ecological… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 30 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 15 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
11 Citations
46 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 11 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 46 references

Predator effects on faunal community composition in shallow seagrass beds of The Bahamas

  • CM Hammerschlag-Peyer, JE Allgeier, CA Layman
  • J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 446:282–290
  • 2013

Characterizing trophic ecology of generalist consumers: A case study on the invasive Lionfish Pterois volitans in the Bahamas

  • CA Layman, JE Allgeier
  • Mar Ecol Prog Ser
  • 2012

Team (2012) R: A language and environment for statistical computing

  • R Core Developmen
  • Available at Accessed August
  • 2012

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…