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Elton’s footsteps – Thursday Review

In this post, and others to come every Thursday I will choose a random paper from my stash of 1500 or so, read it and review it. Today’s paper is: Stepping in Elton’s footprints: a general scaling model for body … Continue reading

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Linneaus’ wormy fish – Thursday Review

In this post, and others to come every Thursday I will choose a random paper from my stash of 1500 or so, read it and review it. Today’s paper is: Food web topology and parasites in the pelagic zone of … Continue reading

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Finding food webs… oh the parasites

Last week I somewhat randomly decided that I needed to start assembling a large amount of data. Specifically I was looking for food webs, either an interaction matrix or edgelist preferably in either Excel or .csv file formats (.txt is … Continue reading

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Food web plotting in R

The past few weeks I have been getting into R to play around with network analysis. Primarily I have been using the package igraph to generate and plot networks (random and downloaded from various datasets). So far it has been … Continue reading

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Future directions in the study of ecological networks

For the most part research into coevolution in ecological networks has studied the network in isolation. However, in nature the tangled bank analogy rules and communities involve mutualistic networks that are intricately interwoven into trophic interactions and other antagonistic networks … Continue reading

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