Tag Archives: network

data data everywhere, but not a web to analyze

For my dissertation research, I have been working on collecting any and all available datasets of ecological networks. My main interest has been on food webs, but I have also been searching for other network types (plant/pollinator, plant/seed disperser, parasite/host, … Continue reading

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Network basics with R and igraph (part III of III)

In this third and final post in this little series of mine I want to bring it all together with my favorite kind of network, food webs. Thus I will be using a real food web to go over all … Continue reading

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Network basics with R and igraph (part II of III)

The first part of this little series of posts went over a some basic network modeling and plotting tools. In this part I want to go over how to get some of the simple properties of these networks using two … Continue reading

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Network basics with R and igraph (part I of III)

In this post I am going to go over some of the basics that I have learned about networks in R by using the igraph package. I originally intended to have this as a reference for myself, but decided to … Continue reading

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End of my first week in Seville

So I have now been visiting with the Bascompte Lab for about a week now. Jordi has been very helpful in discussing with me my research ideas and goals. He has also started to walk me through the basics of … Continue reading

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Back after a hiatus

Ok, so I am back after a hiatus that was a bit too long. I have been swamped with my latest project (which is unfortunately unrelated to most of my research) so my mind has not been on my own … Continue reading

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Testing qualitative stability

So, we have a major question in ecology; “what is the relationship between diversity/complexity and stability.” And we have data on diversity and complexity, but how can we assess the stability of a system without numbers to fill in the … Continue reading

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