ecological interactions

Biodiversity is not always top-down regulated

One can think of different ways that biodiversity can be regulated in the framework of food-webs or more generally networks of interactions: Top-down: the effect of predation, hervibory, parasitism Botton-up: food/nutrients Disturbance: In a more microscopic way could also have stabilizing influence or not Trophic interactions Competitive or negative interactions Mutualistic or positive interactions No interactions (Neutral)