History of Food Web Ecology Paper Out

Working with a group of NCSU graduate students, we put together a brief history of “food web ecology”, i.e., model networks of consumer-resource interactions among a group of organisms, populations, or aggregate trophic units. We framed the study through contributions of 14 accomplished food web ecologists.  The journal posted a pre-print of the paper on-line (still needs a few final edits, but good to see it up!).  For those who want a quick tour through the history of the field, a glossary of integral terms, and an extensive reference list, may be a good resource.

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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