Session R28: Focus Session: Biological Networks: Structure, Dynamics and Function

2:30 PM–5:30 PM, Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Baltimore Convention Center Room: 325

Sponsoring Unit: DBP
Chair: Chao Tang, University of California, San Francisco

Abstract ID: BAPS.2006.MAR.R28.9

Abstract: R28.00009 : The Structure of Parasites in Food Webs

4:54 PM–5:06 PM

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  Christopher Warren
  Mercedes Pascual
    (University of Michigan)

  Kevin Lafferty
  Armand Kuris
    (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Using the recent food web data, we investigate how parasites are connected to the rest of the web and see how they differ from random connection. To model these differences in a simple static model, we explore several approaches to extending the highly successful niche model to include parasites.

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