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Rafael D’Andrea (Stony Brook University): Counting niches: Can spatial patterns reveal niche partitioning in tropical forests?

Abstract: We investigate the idea that tropical biodiversity is maintained by a combination of niche segregation and niche sharing among species by asking whether tree species in Barro Colorado Island, Panama, fall into groups differing by the local conditions where they typically occur. We first group together species often found near each other, then show …

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Neo Martinez (Indiana University): Predicting Ecosystem Phenotype from Community Genotype: Can Allometric Trophic Network Theory Help Meet the Challenge?

Abstract: Theoretical ecology has investigated a series of concepts from stability and complexity through biodiversity and ecosystem function to coexistence and tipping points for which empirical data typically plays a less-than-satisfying role. To coax theoretical ecology towards increased empirical relevance and broader scientific synthesis, I propose that environmental biologists focus on predicting key characteristics of …

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Chuliang Song (McGill University): An environment-dependent framework to study ecological networks

Abstract: Ecological networks—how species interactions are organized within ecological communities—are highly structured, which has motivated generations of ecologists to elucidate how these structures affect species coexistence. Unfortunately, we still do not have a clear and consistent answer about the link between network structure and species coexistence. A possible explanation is that most of the studies …

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