Nontrophic Interactions, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Functioning: An Interaction Web Model

@article{Goudard2007NontrophicIB,
  title={Nontrophic Interactions, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Functioning: An Interaction Web Model},
  author={Alexandra Goudard and Michel Loreau},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2007},
  volume={171},
  pages={91 - 106}
}
Research into the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning has mainly focused on the effects of species diversity on ecosystem properties in plant communities and, more recently, in food webs. Although there is growing recognition of the significance of nontrophic interactions in ecology, these interactions are still poorly studied theoretically, and their impact on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning is largely unknown. Existing models of mutualism usually consider only… 

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