Tri-trophic Plankton Models Revised: Importance of Space, Food Web Structure and Functional Response Parametrisation

  title={Tri-trophic Plankton Models Revised: Importance of Space, Food Web Structure and Functional Response Parametrisation},
  author={Halil I. Egilmez and Andrew Yu. Morozov},
  journal={Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena},
Revealing mechanisms of efficient top-down control in eutrophic ecosystems remains a long term challenge in theoretical ecology. In this paper, we revisit the role of environmental heterogeneity, food web structure and shape of the predator functional response in persistence and stabilization of a planktonic system with high nutrient supply. We consider a 1D vertically resolved tri-trophic planktonic food web composed of a primary producer, an intermediate predator and a highly mobile top… 

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