Paradox of enrichment: destabilization of exploitation ecosystems in ecological time.

@article{Rosenzweig1971ParadoxOE,
  title={Paradox of enrichment: destabilization of exploitation ecosystems in ecological time.},
  author={Michael L. Rosenzweig},
  journal={Science},
  year={1971},
  volume={171 3969},
  pages={385-7}
}
Six reasonable models of trophic exploitation in a two-species ecosystem whose exploiters compete only by depleting each other's resource supply are presented. In each case, increasing the supply of limiting nutrients or energy tends to destroy the steady state. Thus man must be very careful in attempting to enrich an ecosystem in order to increase its food… CONTINUE READING