Defaunation leads to interaction deficits, not interaction compensation, in an island seed dispersal network.

@article{Fricke2018DefaunationLT,
  title={Defaunation leads to interaction deficits, not interaction compensation, in an island seed dispersal network.},
  author={Evan C Fricke and Joshua J Tewksbury and Haldre S Rogers},
  journal={Global change biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          e190-e200
        }
}
Following defaunation, the loss of interactions with mutualists such as pollinators or seed dispersers may be compensated through increased interactions with remaining mutualists, ameliorating the negative cascading impacts on biodiversity. Alternatively, remaining mutualists may respond to altered competition by reducing the breadth or intensity of their interactions, exacerbating negative impacts on biodiversity. Despite the importance of these responses for our understanding of the dynamics… CONTINUE READING
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