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The structure of waterbird seed dispersal networks is not mediated by functional traits

Plants and their dispersers form interaction networks whose structure has important implications for the persistence and stability of the community. Frugivory is vital for the dispersal of many plants, but the dispersal interactions between plants and non-frugivorous animals are poorly studied. In this study, the authors characterized the structure of networks for seed dispersal by waterfowl, considered whether their structure is similar to that of the networks formed between frugivorous...

Buffering effect offered by a modular structure

Networks with a modular structure are expected to have a lower risk of global failure. However, this theoretical result has remained untested until now. An experimental microarthropod metapopulation (Folsomia candida) was used to test the effect of modularity on the response to perturbation.