Community stability, complexity and species life history strategies

  title={Community stability, complexity and species life history strategies},
  author={Jan Lep{\vs} and Jana Osbornov{\'a}-Kosinov{\'a} and Marcel Rejm{\'a}nek},
The essence of the contradiction between traditional ecological complexity-stability hypothesis and recent theoretical results is clarified. The distinction between resilience and resistance is stressed. The possibilities of field verification of May's model are discussed. No satisfactory method for estimation of connectance and mean interaction strength in plant communities has been found. Relation between these parameters and stability in real communities remains an open question. The… CONTINUE READING
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