Google works on a different web

Page ranking system inspires algorithm for predicting food webs’ vulnerability

12:23pm, September 4, 2009

Ecologists are taking a page, and its ranking, from Google.

A new algorithm inspired by the search engine works well for predicting which species losses will trigger the fastest collapse of a food web, says theoretical ecologist Stefano Allesina of the University of Chicago.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join SSP today or Log in.

More from Science News