How context dependent are species interactions?

  title={How context dependent are species interactions?},
  author={Scott A. Chamberlain and Judith L. Bronstein and Jennifer A. Rudgers},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={17 7},
The net effects of interspecific species interactions on individuals and populations vary in both sign (-, 0, +) and magnitude (strong to weak). Interaction outcomes are context-dependent when the sign and/or magnitude change as a function of the biotic or abiotic context. While context dependency appears to be common, its distribution in nature is poorly described. Here, we used meta-analysis to quantify variation in species interaction outcomes (competition, mutualism, or predation) for 247… CONTINUE READING

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