Food Webs pp 186-203 | Cite as

Food web design: causes and consequences

  • Stuart L. Pimm
Part of the Population and Community Biology book series (PCB)


Now that I have discussed the patterns of species interactions in food webs, it is time for two questions whose answers require some synthesis: (i) what are the causes of these patterns and (ii) what are their consequences to the functioning of the ecosystems to which the species belong?


Trophic Level Ecosystem Function Nutrient Cycling Return Time Successional State 
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© Stuart L. Pimm 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart L. Pimm
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  1. 1.Graduate Program in Ecology and Department of ZoologyUniversity of TennesseeUSA

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