The often-stated goal of ecology is to understand the distribution and abundance of organisms. Although this quest must include influences of history, the physical environment, and species interactions, food web dynamics is unarguably of central importance. My seminar will focus on the work my colleagues and I have done on sea otters and kelp forest food webs over the past half century. I will begin with a description of the key species and how they connect with one another via consumer-prey interactions.
Princeton Frontiers of Biology Lecture
Camille Parmesan - University of Texas, Austin & University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Mohamed Noor - Duke University