Plant-Animal Mutualistic Networks: The Architecture of Biodiversity

  title={Plant-Animal Mutualistic Networks: The Architecture of Biodiversity},
  author={J. Bascompte and P. Jordano},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • J. Bascompte, P. Jordano
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Computer Science
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
  • The mutually beneficial interactions between plants and their animal pollinators and seed dispersers have been paramount in the generation of Earth's biodiversity. These mutualistic interactions often involve dozens or even hundreds of species that form complex networks of interdependences. Understanding how coevolution proceeds in these highly diversified mutualisms among free-living species presents a conceptual challenge. Recent work has led to the unambiguous conclusion that mutualistic… CONTINUE READING
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