Title: The nested assembly of individual-resource networks
Author: Pires, M. M.; Guimaraes Jr., P. R.; Araújo, M. S.; Giaretta, A. A.; Lopes, J. C. L.; Reis, S. F.
Is part of: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY, v. 80, p. 896 - 903
Citation: Pires, M. M.; Guimaraes Jr., P. R.; Araújo, M. S.; Giaretta, A. A.; Lopes, J. C. L.; Reis, S. F.; The nested assembly of individual-resource networks. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY, v.80, p. 896-903, 2011
Abstract: P>1. Much of the current understanding of ecological systems is based on theory that does not explicitly take into account individual variation within natural populations. However, individuals may show substantial variation in resource use. This variation in turn may be translated into topological properties of networks that depict interactions among individuals and the food resources they consume (individual-resource networks).
Funding: We thank M. Tim Tinker and one anonymous reviewer for their comments on the manuscript and R. Guimera for the Modularity algorithm. M. M. Pires was supported by a FAPESP scholarship; P. R. Guimaraes Jr. was supported by FAPESP and CNPq. M. S. Araujo was supported by the CAPES and NSF. A. A. Giaretta was supported by FAPEMIG and CNPq. S. F. dos Reis was partially supported by a research fellowship from CNPq.