Weitz Group @ Georgia Tech Theoretical Ecology and Quantitative Biology

Stoichiometric model of decomposition facilitation by grazers now online at FEMS Microbiology Ecology

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Empirical studies of decomposition and its relationship to food web structure have revealed a seemingly incongruous set of results, which, when viewed together, we term the ``decomposition-facilitation paradox.'' To explain this paradox quantitatively, we develop a bacteria-grazer model of organic matter decomposition that incorporates protozoa-driven nutrient recycling and stoichiometry. Read more about it online here: Wang et al., FEMS Microbiology Ecology (in press).