Department Fish Ecology and Evolution

Deciphering the Interdependence between Ecological and Evolutionary Networks

June 7, 2018

Biological systems consist of ecological and evolutionary processes that interact within and across hierarchical levels. Yet quantitative frameworks to explore the complex dynamics of biological systems when interdependencies among levels of the hierarchy occur are scarce.

In this study Melián et al. show that disentangling a network is not enough to understand biodiversity: we need data-driven theory to tangle hierarchical networks to fully understand the webs of life.