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Optimal Defense Strategies in an Idealized Microbial Food Web under Trade-Off between Competition and Defense

Våge, Selina; E. Storesund, Julia; Giske, Jarl; Frede Thingstad, T.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
<div><p>Trophic mechanisms that can generate biodiversity in food webs include bottom-up (growth rate regulating) and top-down (biomass regulating) factors. The top-down control has traditionally been analyzed using the concepts of “Keystone Predation” (KP) and “Killing-the-Winner” (KtW), predominately occuring in discussions of macro- and micro-biological ecology, respectively. Here we combine the classical diamond-shaped food web structure frequently discussed in KP analyses and the KtW concept by introducing a defense strategist capable of partial defense. A formalized description of a trade-off between the defense-strategist's competitive and defensive abili...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Biological Sciences, Computational biology, Population modeling, ecology, Marine ecology, microbial ecology, theoretical ecology, microbiology, Microbial control, Theoretical biology, strategies, idealized, microbial, trade-off
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