Physiological stress as a fundamental mechanism linking predation to ecosystem functioning.
Am Nat. 2010 Nov; 176(5):537-56
Hawlena D, Schmitz OJ. Am Nat. 2010 Nov; 176(5):537-56
The authors propose a framework that relates the physiological stress imposed on prey by predation to ecosystem functioning. It does this through synthesizing information on how stress affects energy expenditure and stoichiometry of individual animals, which in turn can have effects on ecological communities and ecosystem processes.
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