Chapter 10. Modelling food webs

  1. Stefan Bornholdt4 and
  2. Hans Georg Schuster5
  1. Barbara Drossel1 and
  2. Alan J. McKane2,3

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602755.ch10

Handbook of Graphs and Networks: From the Genome to the Internet

Handbook of Graphs and Networks: From the Genome to the Internet

How to Cite

Drossel, B. and McKane, A. J. (2002) Modelling food webs, in Handbook of Graphs and Networks: From the Genome to the Internet (eds S. Bornholdt and H. G. Schuster), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602755.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 4

    University of Leipzig, Germany

  2. 5

    University of Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Festkörperphysik, TU Darmstadt, Hochschulstr. 6, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

  3. 3

    Departments of Physics and Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 8 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527403363

Online ISBN: 9783527602759

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Keywords:

  • food webs;
  • modelling;
  • static models;
  • dynamic models;
  • assembly models;
  • evolutionary models

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Basic properties of food webs

  • Static models

  • Dynamic models

    • Two-species models

    • Generalized dynamical equations

    • The complexity-stability debate

  • Assembly models and evolutionary models

    • Toy models

    • Species assembly models

    • Evolutionary models

  • Conclusions

  • References