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Record number 551338
Title Influence of productivity on the stability of real and model ecosystems
Author(s) Moore, J.C.; Ruiter, P.C. de; Hunt, H.W.
Source Science 261 (1993). - ISSN 0036-8075 - p. 906 - 908.
Department(s) Institute for Soil Fertility
Publication type Article in professional journal
Publication year 1993
Keyword(s) computersimulatie - ecosystemen - voedselketens - simulatie - simulatiemodellen - computer simulation - ecosystems - food chains - simulation - simulation models
Abstract The lengths of food chains within ecosystems have been thought to be limited either by the productivity of the ecosystem or by the resilience of that ecosystem after pertur- bation. Models based on ecological energetics that follow the form of Lotka-Volterra equations and equations that include material (detritus) recycling show that productivity and resilience are inextricably interrelated. The models were initialized with data from 5- to 1 0-year studies of actual soil food webs. Estimates indicate that most ecological production worldwide is from ecosystems that are themselves sufficiently productive to recover from minor perturbations.
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