Comment on "Asymmetric coevolutionary networks facilitate biodiversity maintenance"

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Abstract

Bascompte et al. (Reports, 21 April 2006, p. 431) used network asymmetries to explain mathematical conditions necessary for stability in historic models of mutualism. The Lotka-Volterra equations they used artificially created conditions in which some factor, such as asymmetric interaction strengths, is necessary for community coexistence. We show that a more realistic model incorporating nonlinear functional responses requires no such condition and is consistent with their data.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Comment on "Asymmetric coevolutionary networks facilitate biodiversity maintenance"
Series title Science
DOI 10.1126/science.1129547
Volume 313
Issue 5795
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher AAAS
Contributing office(s) Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description 1 p.
First page 1887
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N