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Stability criteria for multi-species ecological communities

W. M Post

Stability criteria for multi-species ecological communities

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Published by Dept. of Energy, [Office of Energy Technology], Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Oak Ridge, Tenn, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ecology -- Mathematical models

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    Statementby W. M. Post, H. H. Shugart, D. L. DeAngelis
    SeriesORNL/TM ; 6475, Environmental Sciences Division publication ; no. 1226, Environmental Sciences Division publication -- no. 1226
    ContributionsShugart, H. H., joint author, DeAngelis, D. L. 1944- joint author, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Environmental Sciences Division, National Science Foundation (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 116 p. :
    Number of Pages116
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14881626M

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Environmental Sciences Division.; National Science Foundation (U.S.)]. His analysis of stability criteria for such networks seems to contradict the traditional ecological hypothesis that ecosystem diversity contributes to functional stability 4– by:   Analysis of stability criteria for different types of complex ecological network shows key differences between predator–prey interactions, which are stabilizing, and competitive and mutualistic Cited by:   Methodology: The concept of ecological networks and their characteristics are first introduced, followed by central and occasionally contrasting definitions of complexity and stability.

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The structure of the ecological network can be described by the S \(\times\) S matrix A = [a ij], where each element a ij describes the link between species i and species j, i.e., the effect that species j has on species the most particular case of unweighted and undirected network, matrix A is symmetric (i.e., a ij = a ji) and its elements are either 0 or ± 1 (Newman ; Estrada ).Cited by: Areas 1, 3, 17 and 19 each contain individuals of only one species and, therefore, cannot be said to be occupied by a (multi-species) community.

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Living systems maintain some degree of stability through constant change in response to environmental conditions through: " Inertia (persistence): the ability of a living system to resist being disturbed or altered.

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A community is bound together by the network of influences that species have on one another. Inherent in this view is the notion that whatever affects one species. In ecology, the idea that a modular organization would be beneficial for the local stability of ecological communities (that is, their ability to recover from small perturbations) dates back to work on complexity and stability by where he suggested ‘that our model multi-species communities [ ] will do better if the interactions tend to be arranged in blocks'.Cited by: Communities are complex systems that can be characterized by their structure (the number and size of populations and their interactions) and dynamics (how the members and their interactions change over time).

Understanding community structure and dynamics allows us to minimize impacts on ecosystems and manage ecological communities we benefit from. In the early s, a strategy for graphical representation of multivariate (multi-species) abundance data was introduced into marine ecology by, among others, Field, et al.

The diversity-stability hypothesis developed over the past 25 years appears widely misunderstood by ecologists, although it simply states that species diversity mediates community functional stability through compensating interactions to environmental fluctuations among co-occurring species.

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Ecological community integration increases with added trophic complexity Article in Ecological Complexity 5(2) June with 16 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Limited evidence suggests that portions of some communities may indeed be saturated with species, at least within habitats. MacArthur and his colleagues demonstrated that bird species diversity is strongly correlated with foliage height diversity (Figure ) in a remarkably similar way on three continents: North America, South America, and Australia.

destruction of ecological communities (cf. Masco on the “mutant ecologies” created by nuclear testing). With this in mind, Deborah Bird Rose has recently called for “writing in the anthropocene,” petitioning for renewed attention to “situated connectivities that bind us into multi-species communities File Size: KB.

The gradual, sequential series of changes in the species composition of an ecological community following a disturbance.

See also cyclical succession, directional selection, heterotrophic succession. what are examples from a biological community. Biodiversity, Stability, and Productivity in Competitive Communities Clarence L.

Lehman* and David Tilman† Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota Submitted February 8, ; Accepted J abstract: Three markedly different models of multispecies com.

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b) Organism activities are affected by interactions with biotic and abiotic Size: KB. Community ecology - Community ecology - Keystone species: Even a fully constructed food web, however, can provide only a superficial and static view of the structure of biological communities.

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Food webs include both strong and weak interactions. The concept of biodiversity has provoked considerable debate and misunderstanding among the general public, decision-makers, and even the scientific community.

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The intertidal sea star, Pisaster ochraceus, of the northwestern United States is a keystone species (Figure \(\PageIndex{13}\)). University of Chicago Medical Center. (, February 19). A classic model for ecological stability revised, 40 years later. ScienceDaily. Retrieved Febru from species diversity/richness and community stability is quite complex.

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