QLS Seminar Series - Sonia Kefi
The multiplexity of ecological communities
Sonia Kéfi, CNRS, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier
Tuesday March 21, 12-1pm
Zoom Link: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/86855481591
Abstract: In natural communities, species form complex networks of interdependencies that mediate their response to perturbations. So far, ecological network studies have typically focused on one (or a few) interaction types at a time, but data and models of webs including different interaction types simultaneously have recently become available. How and when does the diversity of interactions matter for the dynamics and resilience of ecological systems? I will present recent efforts in analyzing and understanding ecological networks including different types of interactions. I will argue that moving beyond unidimensional analyses of ecological networks may contribute to improving our understanding and predictive capacity of the way ecological systems respond to disturbances.