Evaluating multiple determinants of the structure of plant-animal mutualistic networks.

@article{Vzquez2009EvaluatingMD,
  title={Evaluating multiple determinants of the structure of plant-animal mutualistic networks.},
  author={Diego P. V{\'a}zquez and Natacha P Chacoff and Luciano Cagnolo},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={2039-46}
}
The structure of mutualistic networks is likely to result from the simultaneous influence of neutrality and the constraints imposed by complementarity in species phenotypes, phenologies, spatial distributions, phylogenetic relationships, and sampling artifacts. We develop a conceptual and methodological framework to evaluate the relative contributions of these potential determinants. Applying this approach to the analysis of a plant-pollinator network, we show that information on relative… CONTINUE READING