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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Fredric WindsorORCiD,
Professor Darren Evans
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
Ecological networks have classically been studied at site and landscape scales, yet recent efforts have been made to collate these data into global repositories. This offers an opportunity to integrate and upscale knowledge about ecological interactions from local to global scales to gain enhanced insights from the mechanistic information provided by these data. By drawing on existing research investigating patterns in ecological interactions at continental to global scales, we show how data on ecological networks, collected at appropriate scales, can be used to generate an improved understanding of many aspects of ecology and biogeography—for example, species distribution modelling, restoration ecology and conservation. We argue that by understanding the patterns in the structure and function of ecological networks across scales, it is possible to enhance our understanding of the natural world.
Author(s): Windsor FM, van den Hoogen J, Crowther TW, Evans DM
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Biogeography
Print publication date: 01/01/2023
Online publication date: 16/06/2022
Acceptance date: 05/05/2022
Date deposited: 16/06/2022
ISSN (print): 0305-0270
ISSN (electronic): 1365-2699
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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