Productivity, Disturbance and Ecosystem Size Have No Influence on Food Chain Length in Seasonally Connected Rivers

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Warfe, Danielle M. ; Jardine, Timothy D. ; Pettit, Neil E. ; Hamilton, Stephen K. ; Pusey, Bradley J. ; Bunn, Stuart E. ; Davies, Peter M. ; Douglas, Michael M. (2013)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 6 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066240, pmc: PMC3680379
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Freshwater Environments | Biota | Theoretical Ecology | Community Ecology | Medicine | Ecological Environments | Ecological Metrics | Food Web Structure | Freshwater Ecology | Q | Productivity (Ecology) | R | Ecology | Science | Ecosystems | Energy Flow
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The food web is one of the oldest and most central organising concepts in ecology and for decades, food chain length has been hypothesised to be controlled by productivity, disturbance, and/or ecosystem size; each of which may be mediated by the functional trophic role ... View more
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