Interaction patterns and diversity in assembled ecological communities

  title={Interaction patterns and diversity in assembled ecological communities},
  author={Guy Bunin},
The assembly of ecological communities from a pool of species is central to ecology, but the effect of this process on properties of community interaction networks is still largely unknown. Here, we use a systematic analytical framework to describe how assembly from a species pool gives rise to community network properties that differ from those of the pool: Compared to the pool, the community shows a bias towards higher carrying capacities, weaker competitive interactions and stronger… CONTINUE READING