Category Archives: New Papers

The tangled disentangled tangle

In the most recent issue of Nature (Aug 22) there was a brief communication about a past article by James et al. (2012) entitled “Disentangling nestedness from models of ecological complexity.” The communication came from Saavedra and Stouffer who offered … Continue reading

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Climate change, history, and stability of plant-pollinator networks [UPDATED]

A paper came out today in Ecography titled: “Historical climate-change influences modularity and nestedness of pollination networks.” The authors were interested in how past climate change (over the Quaternary) impacted the structure of plant-pollinator networks observed today. Specifically they were … Continue reading

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Oikos, food web methods, and PARASITES!

I was fairly excited today when I popped my Google Reader open and saw that there are two new early view papers up at Oikos about food webs. The first is a methodological paper that investigates the role that aggregating … Continue reading

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This link is forbidden, but not because of your niche…

A new article was published this past month in PLoS ONE by Elsa Canard and colleagues about how neutral dynamics can shape the structure of trophic networks. They note that simply by assuming that species are interacting at random, and … Continue reading

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