Department Fish Ecology and Evolution

Food webs

A theory for next-generation food web data

Motivation: The purpose of this project is to combine high-resolution individual-based data with novel stochastic food web theory to improve our understanding of the mechanisms that drive intraspecific variance in prey selection and their effect on biodiversity in multitrophic ecosystems.

Publications

  • CJ Melián, V Křivan, F Altermatt, P Starý, L Pellissier, and F DeLaender (2015).
    Dispersal Dynamics in Food Webs,  The American naturalist 185 (2), 157-168
  • CN de Santana, J Klecka, GM Palamara and CJ Melián (2015).
    Metacommunities in dynamic landscapes  (In prep)

Contact

Dr. Carlos MelianTel. +41 58 765 2208Send Mail

Duration and Funding

Duration: 2013 - 2015

Funding: Biology and medicine, Swiss National Science Foundation