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food chain length  


  • [M. Jake Vander Zanden] Food chain length is a fundamental ecosystem property, and plays a central role in determining ecosystem functioning. Recent advances in the field of stable isotope ecology allow the estimation of food chain length (FCL) from stable nitrogen isotope (d15N) data... , "[David J. Hoeinghaus] Food-chain length is a central characteristic of ecological communities that affects community structure and ecosystem function...

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