Stoichiometry in producer-grazer systems: linking energy flow with element cycling.

  title={Stoichiometry in producer-grazer systems: linking energy flow with element cycling.},
  author={Irakli Loladze and Yang Kuang and James J. Elser},
  journal={Bulletin of mathematical biology},
  volume={62 6},
All organisms are composed of multiple chemical elements such as carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus. While energy flow and element cycling are two fundamental and unifying principles in ecosystem theory, population models usually ignore the latter. Such models implicitly assume chemical homogeneity of all trophic levels by concentrating on a single constituent, generally an equivalent of energy. In this paper, we examine ramifications of an explicit assumption that both producer and grazer are… CONTINUE READING
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