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Trophic cascades: Top-down control determines

Harten, M.R. van (2011) Trophic cascades: Top-down control determines. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

The “Green World hypothesis” was proposed by Hairston et al in 1960. From that point on, a rigorous debate started on the importance of trophic cascades on ecosystem functioning. Aspects of this debate are where trophic cascades occur, what determines the strength of the cascade and which factors control the outcome. This literature study tries to give an overview of the evolution of literature about trophic cascades. Factors promoting trophic cascades are more often found in aquatic than terrestrial foodwebs. It will show that although most (and the strongest) trophic cascades are found in aquatic ecosystem, terrestrial cascades do occur.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:45
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:45
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/9522

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