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Untangling ‘An Entangled Bank’: Recent Facts and Theories About Community Food Webs

  • Joel E. Cohen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 77)

Abstract

This paper is an expository and nontechnical review of some recent discoveries about food webs. The discoveries are those I have been privileged to make jointly with two splendid collaborators: Frédéric Briand, formerly at the University of Ottawa and now at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland; and Charles M. Newman, at the University of Arizona, Tucson. These discoveries depend on data collected by scores of field ecologists, so the circle of contributors is much wider.

Keywords

Chain Length Longe Chain Cascade Model Stochastic Theory Basal Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel E. Cohen
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  1. 1.Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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