"The study of food webs is a very important topic in order to understand the dynamics and stability of communities. We studied the food webs structure and energy balance of some tide pools from a rocky shore of Mar del Plata (Argentina). Food webs were drawn, and connectivity, proportion of different trophic species, and the link-richness regression slope were determined. Photosynthesis and respiration rates of several species were also measured. All the topological measures were calculated with and without sediments/detritus as potential energy sources. The proportion of basal species and the connectivity were greater when detritus were included; proportion of intermediate species lowed significantly with detritus inclusion.
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