Generic assembly patterns in large ecological communities

  title={Generic assembly patterns in large ecological communities},
  author={Matthieu Barbier and Jean-François Arnoldi and Guy Bunin and Michel Loreau},
Ecological communities have mainly been investigated theoretically in two ways: piecewise, a few species at a time; or as complex networks, simulated in exhaustive detail. But our empirical knowledge of networks is limited, and the space of simulation models and parameters is mindbogglingly vast. We show that a large fraction of that space of possibilities… CONTINUE READING