Integrating environmental and spatial processes in ecological community dynamics.

  title={Integrating environmental and spatial processes in ecological community dynamics.},
  author={Karl Cottenie},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={8 11},
The processes controlling the abundances of species across multiple sites form the cornerstone of modern ecology. In these metacommunities, the relative importance of local environmental and regional spatial processes is currently hotly debated, especially in terms of the validity of neutral model. I collected 158 published data sets with information on community structure, environmental and spatial variables. I showed that approximately 50% of the variation in community composition is… CONTINUE READING
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