A new nestedness estimator in community networks

  title={A new nestedness estimator in community networks},
  author={Gilberto Corso and Aderaldo I. L. Araujo and Adriana M. Almeida},
A recent problem in community ecology lies in defining structures behind matrices of species interactions. The interest in this area is to quantify the nestedness degree of the matrix after its maximal packing. In this work we evaluate nestedness using the sum of all distances of the occupied sites to the vertex of the matrix. We calculate the distance for two artificial matrices with the same size and occupancy: a random matrix and a perfect nested one. Using these two benchmarks we develop a… CONTINUE READING

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