Search for dissertations about: "food webs"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 108 swedish dissertations containing the words food webs.

  1. 1. Cascading extinctions in food webs : local and regional processes

    Author : Anna Eklöf; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Cascading extinctions; complexity; connectance; dispersal; food web; local dynamics; regional dynamics; resistance; spatial structure; species loss;

    Abstract : Ecological communities all over the world are loosing biodiversity due to different kinds of human activities and there is an urgent need of understanding how those losses affect the function of the ecosystems on which we all depend. The community's response to species losses is likely to depend on both the structure of the local community as well as its interactions with surrounding communities. READ MORE

  2. 2. Species extinctions in food webs : local and regional processes

    Author : Anna Eklöf; Bo Ebenman; Peter Münger; Marcel Holyoak; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Extinction; food web; metacommunity; dispersal; species loss; migration; habitat fragmentation; connectance; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Loss of biodiversity is one of the most severe threats to the ecosystems of the world. The major causes behind the high population and species extinction rates are anthropogenic activities such as overharvesting of natural populations, pollution, climate change and destruction and fragmentation of natural habitats. READ MORE

  3. 3. Disturbances in food webs : Importance of species interactions from an ecological and evolutionary perspective

    Author : Anna Åkesson; Anna Eklöf; György Barabas; Vasilis Dakos; Linköpings universitet; []

    Abstract : Biodiversity loss is occurring globally at an unprecedented pace. This is not only followed by ethical concerns; it also affects all levels of an ecosystem, with wide-spread implications for ecosystem functioning, services and human well-being. READ MORE

  4. 4. Food Webs, Models and Species Extinctions in a Stochastic Environment

    Author : Patrik Karlsson; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ekologi; Ecology; functional redundancy; trophospecies; species aggregation; environmental stochasticity; interaction strength; spectral colour; food web structure; food webs; extinction risk;

    Abstract : In light of the current global mass extinction of species, ecologists are facing great challenges. In order to reverse the path towards additional extinctions early warning systems to guide management actions need to be developed. READ MORE

  5. 5. Functional diversity of zooplankton in marine food webs : Integrating DNA metabarcoding and network modeling

    Author : Andreas Novotny; Monika Winder; Catherine Legrand; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Plankton; Food-Webs; DNA metabarcoding; Marine; Baltic Sea; Marine Ecology; marin ekologi;

    Abstract : The oceans are important regulators of the Earth’s climate system by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere taken up by primary producers. Zooplankton, including protozoans and metazoans of different phyla and size classes, occupies several trophic niches and regulates energy flow between primary producers and fish. READ MORE