Ecological networks

Definition

Ecological networks are representations of the interactions that occur between species within a community. The interactions include competition, mutualism and predation, and network properties of particular interest include stability and structure.

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News and Comment

  • Comments and Opinion |

    A steep decline in archiving could make large tree-ring datasets irrelevant. But increased spatiotemporal coverage, the addition of novel parameters at sub-annual resolution, and integration with other in situ and remote Earth observations will elevate tree-ring data as an essential component of global-change research.

    • Flurin Babst
    • , Benjamin Poulter
    • , Paul Bodesheim
    • , Miguel D. Mahecha
    •  & David C. Frank
  • Correspondence |

    • Alex James
    • , Jonathan W. Pitchford
    •  & Michael J. Plank
    Nature 500, E2–E3
  • News and Views |

    The use of catch data to determine indicators of biodiversity such as 'mean trophic level' does not adequately measure ecosystem changes induced by fishing. Improved ways to assess those changes are required. See Letter p.431

    • Joseph E. Powers
    Nature 468, 385–386
  • Editorial |

    The launch of an ecological monitoring network is good news at a difficult time.

    Nature 476, 125