Success and its limits among structural models of complex food webs.

  title={Success and its limits among structural models of complex food webs.},
  author={Richard J. Williams and Neo D. Martinez},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  volume={77 3},
1. Following the development of the relatively successful niche model, several other simple structural food web models have been proposed. These models predict the detailed structure of complex food webs given only two input parameters, the numbers of species and the number of feeding links among them. 2. The models claim different degrees of success but have not been compared consistently with each other or with the empirical data. We compared the performance of five structural models… CONTINUE READING
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