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Simplicity from complex interactions

Several recent theoretical studies develop tools to predict species diversity in large model ecosystems, setting a new benchmark for understanding the mechanism of species coexistence in natural ecosystems.

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Fig. 1: Simplicity and relevance of ecosystem models along a gradient of complexity of species interactions.

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Wang, S. Simplicity from complex interactions. Nat Ecol Evol 2, 1201–1202 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0618-z

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