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Synthesizing the effects of individual-level variation on coexistence

Intraspecific trait variation (ITV) is a widespread feature of life, but it is an open question how ITV affects between-species coexistence. Recent theoretical studies have produced contradictory results, with ITV promoting coexistence in some …

Understanding the emergence of contingent and deterministic exclusion in multispecies communities

Competitive exclusion can be classified as deterministic or as historically contingent. While competitive exclusion is common in nature, it has remained unclear when multispecies communities formed by more than two species should be dominated by …

Bridging parametric and nonparametric measures of species interactions unveils new insights of non-equilibrium dynamics

A central theme in ecological research is to understand how species interactions contribute to community dynamics. Species interactions are the basis of parametric (model-driven) and nonparametric (model-free) approaches in theoretical and empirical …

Coexistence holes characterize the assembly and disassembly of multispecies systems

A central goal of ecological research has been to understand the limits on the maximum number of species that can coexist under given constraints. However, we know little about the assembly and disassembly processes under which a community can reach …

Merging dynamical and structural indicators to measure resilience in multispecies systems

Resilience is broadly understood as the ability of a system to recover and resist perturbations coming in abundance from the environment. However, one of the main problems in assessing resilience has been linked to its measurement and the …

Structural stability: concepts, methods and applications

the role of intrinsic growth rate

Telling ecological networks apart by their structure: An environment-dependent approach

The network architecture of an ecological community describes the structure of species interactions established in a given place and time. It has been suggested that this architecture presents unique features for each type of ecological interaction …

Towards a Probabilistic Understanding About the Context-Dependency of Species Interactions

Observational and experimental studies have shown that an interaction class between two species (be it mutualistic, competitive, antagonistic, or neutral) may switch to a different class, depending on the biotic and abiotic factors within which …

Disentangling the effects of external perturbations on coexistence and priority effects

the role of intrinsic growth rate

Accelerating the emergence of order in swarming systems

the role of intrinsic growth rate