Interacting guilds: moving beyond the pairwise perspective on mutualisms.

  title={Interacting guilds: moving beyond the pairwise perspective on mutualisms.},
  author={Maureen L Stanton},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={162 4 Suppl},
Most textbook treatments imply, and almost all theoretical analyses assume, that mutualistic interactions take place between a single pair of interacting partner species. A major goal of this symposium is to broaden and shift this pairwise perspective and make it concordant with the emerging view that locally exclusive mutualisms between just two species are the exception and that many communities include guilds of mutualistic species on one or both sides of the interaction. Many pollination… CONTINUE READING