Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
24 May 2024
Research article |  | 24 May 2024

Killing the predator: impacts of highest-predator mortality on the global-ocean ecosystem structure

David Talmy, Eric Carr, Harshana Rajakaruna, Selina Våge, and Anne Willem Omta

Model code and software

Code to explore closures for different food web structures Eric Carr and David Talmy

Short summary
The structure of plankton communities is central to global cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and other elements. This study explored the sensitivity of different assumptions about highest-predator mortality in ecosystem models with contrasting food web structures. In the context of environmental data, we find support for models assuming a density-dependent mortality of the highest predator, irrespective of assumed food web structure.
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