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Modelling Nutritional Interactions: From Individuals to Communities
Trends in Ecology & Evolution
  • Jennifer Forbey, Boise State University
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
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Abstract

Nutrient acquisition is a major context for ecological interactions among species but ecologists and nutritionists have developed theory in isolation from each other. Developments in agent-based modelling, state–space modelling of nutrition and multi-scale modelling of landscape ecology provide the components for a new synthesis in nutritional ecology linking the nutritional biology of individual organisms to population- and community-level processes across multiple scales within an evolutionary context. We review the core elements for such a synthesis and set out the principles for a generic modelling framework that could be used to test specific ecological hypotheses.

Citation Information
Jennifer Forbey. "Modelling Nutritional Interactions: From Individuals to Communities" Trends in Ecology & Evolution (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jennifer_forbey/10/