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author = {THOMPSON, RM and DUNNE, JA and WOODWARD, GUY},
doi = {10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02808.x},
journal = {Freshwater Biology},
pages = {1329--1341},
title = {Freshwater food webs: towards a more fundamental understanding of biodiversity and community dynamics},
url = {},
volume = {57},
year = {2012}

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AB - <jats:title>Summary</jats:title><jats:p>1. Food webs are a powerful wholesystem way to represent the patterns of biodiversity and energy flow in a readily quantifiable framework amenable to comparative analyses. Integrated theory and data on complex trophic interactions provide useful and novel ways to study ecosystem structure, dynamics, function and stability.</jats:p><jats:p>2. Freshwater ecology has contributed considerably to the advancement of foodweb ecology. This has occurred through early application of methodological advances such as stable isotope analysis and description of some of the most detailed food webs, including Little Rock Lake and the Broadstone Stream food webs.</jats:p><jats:p>3. Freshwater food webs are often highly resolved, although the inclusion of components such as bacteria continues to be challenging. Characteristics of stream food webs appear to include high rates of omnivory and a strong role for body size as a structuring influence.</jats:p><jats:p>4. While freshwater ecology has often included landscape factors, food webs from freshwaters have most often been collected at small spatial scales. There is a need to take a landscape approach to the study of foodweb dynamics in freshwater ecosystems.</jats:p><jats:p>5. Studies of food webs that take an experimental approach or utilise natural gradients remain rare but will be vital to untangling causative relationships between changing environmental conditions and foodweb structure and dynamics.</jats:p><jats:p>6. Emerging directions in freshwater foodweb research involve integrating individuallevel variation and information on traits into foodweb studies. This is allowing a growing understanding of the ways in which food webs can be used to integrate community, evolutionary and population processes into studies of biodiversity.</jats:p><jats:p>7. A Virtual
DO - 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02808.x
EP - 1341
PY - 2012///
SN - 0046-5070
SP - 1329
TI - Freshwater food webs: towards a more fundamental understanding of biodiversity and community dynamics
T2 - Freshwater Biology
UR -
VL - 57
ER -