The dynamics of starvation and recovery

@article{Yeakel2016TheDO,
  title={The dynamics of starvation and recovery},
  author={Justin D. Yeakel and Christopher P. Kempes and Sidney Redner},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2016}
}
The eco-evolutionary dynamics of species are fundamentally linked to the energetic constraints of its constituent individuals. Of particular importance is the interplay between reproduction and the dynamics of starvation and recovery. To elucidate this interplay, we introduce a nutritional state-structured model that incorporates two classes of consumer: nutritionally replete, reproducing consumers, and undernourished, non-reproducing consumers. We obtain strong constraints on starvation and… Expand
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