Linking network theory and biodiversity-ecosystem function research: Topology modifies the consequences of species loss for the flow of energy and nutrients within food webs

Principal Investigators:

Jarrett E. Byrnes

Over the past decade, the field of biodiversity-ecosystem function research has sought to understand the consequences of declines in species diversity due to human activities. The field has yielded many robust conclusions regarding the consequences of plant species loss for primary production and nutrient cycling. It has not, however, arrived at many generalities regarding the consequences of species loss at higher trophic levels for the flow of energy and nutrients through food webs, even in the most simplified of experimental systems. Nor do... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow1st November 2010—31st August 2012Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Jarrett E. Byrnesjarrett.byrnes@umb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProduct of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Hooper, Dave U.; Adair, Elizabeth C.; Cardinale, Bradley J.; Byrnes, Jarrett E.; Hungate, Bruce A.; Matulich, Kristin L.; Gonzalez, Andrew; Duffy, J. Emmett; Gamfeldt, Lars; O'Connor, Mary I. 2012. A global synthesis reveals biodiversity loss as a major driver of ecosystem change. Nature. Vol: 486. Pages 105-108. (Online version)
"Linking network theory and biodiversity-ecosystem function research: Topology modifies the consequences of species loss for the flow of energy and nutrients within food webs" is project ID: 12541