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dc.contributor.authorJochum, Malteen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Andrew D.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBrose, Ulrichen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGauzens, Benoiten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSuennemann, Marieen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAmyntas, Angelosen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorEisenhauer, Nicoen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-20T02:31:46Z
dc.date.available2023-07-20T02:31:46Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-14en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn2045-7758en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/15918
dc.description.abstractGlobal change alters ecological communities with consequences for ecosystem processes. Such processes and functions are a central aspect of ecological research and vital to understanding and mitigating the consequences of global change, but also those of other drivers of change in organism communities. In this context, the concept of energy flux through trophic networks integrates food- web theory and biodiversity- ecosystem functioning theory and connects biodiversity to multitrophic ecosystem functioning. As such, the energy- flux approach is a strikingly effective tool to answer central questions in ecology and global- change research. This might seem straight forward, given that the theoretical background and software to efficiently calculate energy flux are readily available. However, the implementation of such calculations is not always straight forward, especially for those who are new to the topic and not familiar with concepts central to this line of research, such as food- web theory or metabolic theory. To facilitate wider use of energy flux in ecological research, we thus provide a guide to adopting energy- flux calculations for people new to the method, struggling with its implementation, or simply looking for background reading, important resources, and standard solutions to the problems everyone faces when starting to quantify energy fluxes for their community data. First, we introduce energy flux and its use in community and ecosystem ecology. Then, we provide a comprehensive explanation of the single steps towards calculating energy flux for community data. Finally, we discuss remaining challenges and exciting research frontiers for future energy- flux research.
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dc.language.isoEnglishen_NZ
dc.publisherWILEYen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an open-access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. © 2021 The Authors.
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectEcologyen_NZ
dc.subjectEvolutionary Biologyen_NZ
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecologyen_NZ
dc.subjectbiodiversity and ecosystem functioningen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity ecologyen_NZ
dc.subjectenergy flowen_NZ
dc.subjectfood weben_NZ
dc.subjectmultitrophic ecosystem functioningen_NZ
dc.subjectnetworksen_NZ
dc.subjectFOOD-WEBen_NZ
dc.subjectBODY-SIZEen_NZ
dc.subjectTROPHIC INTERACTIONSen_NZ
dc.subjectASSIMILATION EFFICIENCYen_NZ
dc.subjectFEEDING RATESen_NZ
dc.subjectWEAK-LINKSen_NZ
dc.subjectBIODIVERSITYen_NZ
dc.subjectMASSen_NZ
dc.subjectNETWORKen_NZ
dc.subjectSTOICHIOMETRYen_NZ
dc.titleFor flux's sake: General considerations for energy-flux calculations in ecological communitiesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ece3.8060en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONen_NZ
pubs.begin-page12948
pubs.elements-id264989
pubs.end-page12969
pubs.issue19en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume11en_NZ


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