Positive interactions and the emergence of community structure in metacommunities.

@article{Filotas2010PositiveIA,
  title={Positive interactions and the emergence of community structure in metacommunities.},
  author={Elise Filotas and Martin Grant and Lael Parrott and Per Arne Rikvold},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={266 3},
  pages={419-29}
}
The significant role of space in maintaining species coexistence and determining community structure and function is well established. However, community ecology studies have mainly focused on simple competition and predation systems, and the relative impact of positive interspecific interactions in shaping communities in a spatial context is not well… CONTINUE READING