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Original research article Uni-directional consumerresource theory characterizing transitions of
 

Summary: Original research article
Uni-directional consumer­resource theory characterizing transitions of
interaction outcomes
Yuanshi Wang a
, Donald L. DeAngelis b,
*, J. Nathaniel Holland c
a
School of Mathematics and Computational Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, PR China
b
US Geological Survey/Biological Resources Division and Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
c
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 6100 South Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
1. Introduction
Predator­prey interactions are pervasive in ecological systems,
and models of predator­prey interactions have been a foundation
for describing and understanding such interactions for several
decades (e.g., MacArthur and Levins, 1967; MacArthur, 1972).
These are a class of consumer­resource (C­R) interactions, which
in basic terms relate the process of energy and/or nutrient transfer
between a consumer organism and a resource. A resource is any

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology