An Introduction to Food Webs, and Lessons from Lotka–Volterra Models

Part of the Use R! book series (USE R)


A food web is a real or a model of a set of feeding relations among species or functional groups. This chapter has two foci, (i) a very brief introduction to multi-species webs as networks, and (ii) a re-examination of old lessons regarding the effect of food chain length on a web's dynamical properties.


Return Time Emergent Property Intraguild Predation Stable Point Equilibrium Volterra Model 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BotanyMiami UniversityOxfordUSA

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