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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 the norm in nature, it has remained unclear when multispecies communities should be dominated by deterministic or contingent …

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 …

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 …