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author = {Coux, C and Rader, R and Bartomeus, I and Tylianakis, JM},
doi = {10.1111/ele.12612},
journal = {Ecology Letters},
pages = {762--770},
title = {Linking Species Functional Roles To Their Network Roles},
url = {},
volume = {19},
year = {2016}

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AB - Species roles in ecological networks combine to generate their architecture, which contributes to their stability. Species trait diversity also affects ecosystem functioning and resilience, yet it remains unknown whether species’ contributions to functional diversity relate to their network roles. Here we use 21 empirical pollen transport networks to characterise this relationship. We found that, apart from a few abundant species, pollinators with original traits either had few interaction partners or interacted most frequently with a subset of these partners. This suggests that narrowing of interactions to a subset of the plant community accompanies pollinator niche specialisation, congruent with our hypothesised trade-off between having unique traits vs. being able to interact with many mutualist partners. Conversely, these effects were not detected in plants, potentially because key aspects of their flowering traits are conserved at a family level. Relating functional and network roles can provide further insight into mechanisms underlying ecosystem functioning.
AU - Coux,C
AU - Rader,R
AU - Bartomeus,I
AU - Tylianakis,JM
DO - 10.1111/ele.12612
EP - 770
PY - 2016///
SN - 1461-0248
SP - 762
TI - Linking Species Functional Roles To Their Network Roles
T2 - Ecology Letters
UR -
UR -
VL - 19
ER -