Indirect effects drive coevolution in mutualistic networks

@article{Guimaraes2017IndirectED,
  title={Indirect effects drive coevolution in mutualistic networks},
  author={P. Guimaraes and M. M. Pires and P. Jordano and J. Bascompte and J. Thompson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={550},
  pages={511-514}
}
  • P. Guimaraes, M. M. Pires, +2 authors J. Thompson
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Ecological interactions have been acknowledged to play a key role in shaping biodiversity. Yet a major challenge for evolutionary biology is to understand the role of ecological interactions in shaping trait evolution when progressing from pairs of interacting species to multispecies interaction networks. Here we introduce an approach that integrates coevolutionary dynamics and network structure. Our results show that non-interacting species can be as important as directly interacting species… CONTINUE READING
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