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dc.contributor.authorGotelli, Nicholas J
dc.contributor.authorEllison, Aaron M.
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-29T18:25:34Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationGotelli, Nicholas J. and Aaron M. Ellison. 2006. Food-Web Models Predict Species Abundances in Response to Habitat Change. PLoS Biology 4(10): e324.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1544-9173en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4777895
dc.description.abstractPlant and animal population sizes inevitably change following habitat loss, but the mechanisms underlying these changes are poorly understood. We experimentally altered habitat volume and eliminated top trophic levels of the food web of invertebrates that inhabit rain-filled leaves of the carnivorous pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea. Path models that incorporated food-web structure better predicted population sizes of food-web constituents than did simple keystone species models, models that included only autecological responses to habitat volume, or models including both food-web structure and habitat volume. These results provide the first experimental confirmation that trophic structure can determine species abundances in the face of habitat loss.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOrganismic and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040324en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1570498/pdf/en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectecologyen_US
dc.subjectplantsen_US
dc.subjectanimalsen_US
dc.subjectanthropodsen_US
dc.titleFood-Web Models Predict Species Abundances in Response to Habitat Changeen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalPLoS Biologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorEllison, Aaron M.
dc.date.available2011-03-29T18:25:34Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.0040324*
dash.contributor.affiliatedEllison, Aaron


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