|Title||Quantitiative model of trophic interactions in the Ubatuba shelf system (southeastern Brazil)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Rocha, GRA, Gasalla MA, Rossi-Wongtschowski CLDB, Soares LSH, Pires-Vanin AMS, Muto EY, Cergole MC, Aidar E, Mesquita HSL, Gianesella-Galvao SMF, Vega-Perez LA, Jarre-Teichmann A|
|Keywords||ASW, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Ubatuba, ECOPATH, ECOSYSTEMS, marine, Q1 01482 Ecosystems and energetics, trophic structure|
A mass-balance trophic flow model of the Ubatuba shelf ecosystem in summer (1985) was built with ten compartments, each representing organisms with a similar role in the food web plus one box for detritus. Wet mass (t/km super(2)) was used as unit of standing stock, and one quarter as unit of time. The model helps to broaden understanding of the system's structure and organization.