Dynamical evolution of ecosystems

@article{Azaele2006DynamicalEO,
  title={Dynamical evolution of ecosystems},
  author={Sandro Azaele and Simone Pigolotti and Jayanth R. Banavar and Amos Maritan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={444},
  pages={926-928}
}
The assembly of an ecosystem such as a tropical forest depends crucially on the species interaction network, and the deduction of its rules is a formidably complex problem. In spite of this, many recent studies using Hubbell’s neutral theory of biodiversity and biogeography have demonstrated that the resulting emergent macroscopic behaviour of the ecosystem at or near a stationary state shows a surprising simplicity reminiscent of many physical systems. Indeed the symmetry postulate, that the… Expand
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