Guest Post about modeling plant-pollinator webs on theoreticalecology

Together with Gita Benadi, I was invited to write a guest post on Florian Hartig’s blog theoreticalecology. We basically argue why a positive effect of nestedness on stability of mutualistic networks should not be considered an established fact, as long as it is not confirmed by dynamic models that take into account that mutualistic services are resources for which species may compete, in difference to current models, in which mutualistic services effectively reduce competition.

This post calls one of the most-cited ‘laws’ for plant-pollinator networks back into the arena, so check it out!

 

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