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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
School of Mathematics and Computational Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, PR China
US Geological Survey/Biological Resources Division and Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
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