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Biodiversity, species interactions and ecological networks in a fragmented world
Biodiversity is organised into complex ecological networks of interacting species in local ecosystems, but our knowledge about the effects of habitat fragmentation on such systems remains limited. WeExpand
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Analysis of a hyper-diverse seed dispersal network: modularity and underlying mechanisms.
Mutualistic interactions involving pollination and ant-plant mutualistic networks typically feature tightly linked species grouped in modules. However, such modularity is infrequent in seed dispersalExpand
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Structure and mechanism of diet specialisation: testing models of individual variation in resource use with sea otters.
Studies of consumer-resource interactions suggest that individual diet specialisation is empirically widespread and theoretically important to the organisation and dynamics of populations andExpand
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The Missing Part of Seed Dispersal Networks: Structure and Robustness of Bat-Fruit Interactions
Mutualistic networks are crucial to the maintenance of ecosystem services. Unfortunately, what we know about seed dispersal networks is based only on bird-fruit interactions. Therefore, we aimed atExpand
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MODULAR: Software for the Autonomous Computation of Modularity in Large Network Sets
We introduce MODULAR to perform rapid and autonomous calculation of modularity in network sets and identify modules using two different modularity metrics widely used in the ecological networks literature. Expand
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Keystone species in seed dispersal networks are mainly determined by dietary specialization
A central issue in ecology is the definition and identification of keystone species, i.e. species that are relatively more important than others for maintaining community structure and ecosystemExpand
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The modularity of seed dispersal: differences in structure and robustness between bat– and bird–fruit networks
In networks of plant–animal mutualisms, different animal groups interact preferentially with different plants, thus forming distinct modules responsible for different parts of the service. However,Expand
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The structure of ant-plant ecological networks: is abundance enough?
Knowledge of the mechanisms that shape biodiversity is essential to understand the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of interacting species. Recent studies posit that most of the organization ofExpand
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Modelling the heart as a communication system
We developed a theoretical framework to quantify electrical communication using information theory metrics in two-dimensional cell lattice models of cardiac excitation propagation. Expand
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Nestedness across biological scales
Biological networks pervade nature. They describe systems throughout all levels of biological organization, from molecules regulating metabolism to species interactions that shape ecosystem dynamics.Expand
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