Extended Data Fig. 8: The quality-of-fit for the protist system at 15 °C as a function of the sampling day. | Nature Ecology & Evolution

Extended Data Fig. 8: The quality-of-fit for the protist system at 15 °C as a function of the sampling day.

From: Predicting coexistence in experimental ecological communities

Extended Data Fig. 8

Rather than sample the community at days 15-17, as in the main text, we ‘ended’ the experiment at the indicated day, ±2 days, and fit the model with the corresponding endpoints. These results demonstrate that there is a clear initial period where the model fits poorly due to transient dynamics; followed by a stable period between days 10 and 20 where the approach performs well; followed by a period where the quality of fit starts to deteriorate as the species decline in abundances. The point in red denotes the point used in the main analysis, independently identified by quantifying when total biomass of the community stabilized.

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