A comparative analysis of nested subset patterns of species composition

  title={A comparative analysis of nested subset patterns of species composition},
  author={David Hamilton Wright and Bruce D Patterson and Greg M. Mikkelson and Alan F. Cutler and Wirt Atmar},
We present a broad comparative assessment of nested subsets in species composition among ecological communities. We assembled presence-absence data from a broad range of taxa, geographic regions, and spatial scales; and subjected this collection of datasets to common analyses, including a variety of metrics for measuring nestedness and null hypotheses against which to evaluate them. Here we identify ecological patterns in the prevalence and strength of nested subset structure, and assess… CONTINUE READING

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