Does conspecific negative density dependence in forests really correlate with species rarity and latitude?

By Lisa Hülsmann and Florian Hartig (U Regensburg), with short comments by Ryan Chisholm (NUS) and Matteo Detto (Princeton). By Betteridge’s law, the answer to this question is of course no. Or better: we don’t know. But let’s back up a bit: Global gradients in CNDD Almost a year ago, LaManna and coauthors published a paper in Science…

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All models are wrong, but which are useful for understanding the effect of nestedness on plant-pollinator dynamics?

A guest post by Gita Benadi and Jochen Fründ Mutualistic networks have become an increasingly popular way of describing mutually beneficial interactions between species-rich communities, for example those between plants and their pollinators. Besides offering a nice method of visualizing these interactions, networks are also used to make inferences about the relationship between interaction structure…

My INTECOL slides

OK, final INTECOL broadcast: in case someone is interested, I have uploaded the talk I gave in London at slideshare. As said before, a preprint of the study is available on the arXiv. INTECOL13 Talk: Hartig et al.: Dynamic versus evolutionary stability – divergent insights from coexistence theory and evolutionary ecology from florianhartig

See you at INTECOL!

OK, I’m off to INTECOL, hope to see you there! I haven’t uploaded my slides, but I have put the preprint of the study I’ll be presenting on the arXiv. Hartig, F.; Münkemüller, T.; Johst, K. & Dieckmann, U. (under review) On the sympatric evolution of coexistence by relative nonlinearity of competition arXiv:1308.3114. If this…