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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

On the Consequences of the Interdependence of Stabilizing and Equalizing Mechanisms

We present an overlooked but important property of modern coexistence theory (MCT), along with two key new results and their consequences. The overlooked property is that stabilizing mechanisms (increasing species niche differences) and equalizing …

Beware z-scores

Song, Rohr, and Saavedra (2017) have proposed a methodology to compare network properties across systems with different sizes and constraints, in response to the fact that z‐scores cannot be used for such purposes. Simmons, Hoeppke, and Sutherland …