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No complexity-stability relationship in natural communities

@article{Jacquet2013NoCR,
  title={No complexity-stability relationship in natural communities},
  author={C. Jacquet and Charlotte Moritz and L. Morissette and P. Legagneux and F. Massol and P. Archambault and D. Gravel},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  year={2013}
}
  • C. Jacquet, Charlotte Moritz, +4 authors D. Gravel
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • arXiv: Populations and Evolution
  • We performed a stability analysis of 119 quantitative food webs which were compiled using a standard methodology to build Ecopath mass-balance models. Our analysis reveals that classic descriptors of complexity do not affect stability in natural food webs. Food web structure, which is non-random in real communities, reflects another form of complexity that we found influences dramatically the stability of real communities. We conclude that the occurrence of complex communities in nature is… CONTINUE READING

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