Wasp-Waist Interactions in the North Sea Ecosystem

Fauchald, P; Skov, H; Skern-Mauritzen, M; Johns, DG; Tveraa, T. 2011 Wasp-Waist Interactions in the North Sea Ecosystem. PLoS one, 6 (7), e22729. 10, pp. 10.1371/journal.pone.0022729

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Abstract/Summary

In a “wasp-waist” ecosystem, an intermediate trophic level is expected to control the abundance of predators through a bottom-up interaction and the abundance of prey through a top-down interaction. Previous studies suggest that the North Sea is mainly governed by bottom-up interactions driven by climate perturbations. However, few studies have investigated the importance of the intermediate trophic level occupied by small pelagic fishes.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science > Other (SAHFOS)
Depositing User: Mr David Johns
Date made live: 20 Mar 2014 09:34
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:10
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/5603

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