Community assembly and food web stability


Journal Article

The ecological assembly of food web is considered as a process of predator colonizations and extinctions. The results of computer simulations using predator-prey equations allow us to identify three types of food web stability and examine how they may change through development of food webs. Species turnover stability increases, stability to extensive species extinction remains constant, and local stability to population fluctuations decreases as food web assembly proceeds. © 1983.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Post, WM; Pimm, SL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 192

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-5564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0025-5564(83)90002-0

Citation Source

  • Scopus