Tue, 22 Feb|
The multiplexity of ecological communities
Keynote by Sonia Kefi (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9678-7770), researcher at the CNRS, based in "Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution" of Montpellier and in the Santa Fe Institute
Time & Location
22 Feb, 14:00 – 16:00 CET
About the Event
In natural communities, species form complex networks of interdependencies that mediate their response to perturbations. For a long time, 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.
Keynote by Sonia Kefi - The multiplexity of ecological communities