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Beta Diversity of Plant-Pollinator Networks and the Spatial Turnover of Pairwise Interactions

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Author(s):
Carstensen, Daniel W. [1] ; Sabatino, Malena [2] ; Trojelsgaard, Kristian [3] ; Morellato, Leonor Patricia C. [4]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista. Dept Bot
[2] Univ Nacl Comahue. Lab Ecotono CRUB
[3] Aarhus Univ. Dept Biosci
[4] Univ Estadual Paulista. Dept Bot
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 9, n. 11 NOV 10 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 46
Abstract

Interactions between species form complex networks that vary across space and time. Even without spatial or temporal constraints mutualistic pairwise interactions may vary, or rewire, across space but this variability is not well understood. Here, we quantify the beta diversity of species and interactions and test factors influencing the probability of turnover of pairwise interactions across space. We ask: 1) whether beta diversity of plants, pollinators, and interactions follow a similar trend across space, and 2) which interaction properties and site characteristics are related to the probability of turnover of pairwise interactions. Geographical distance was positively correlated with plant and interaction beta diversity. We find that locally frequent interactions are more consistent across space and that local flower abundance is important for the realization of pairwise interactions. While the identity of pairwise interactions is highly variable across space, some species-pairs form interactions that are locally frequent and spatially consistent. Such interactions represent cornerstones of interacting communities and deserve special attention from ecologists and conservation planners alike. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/22635-2 - Floristic diversity and seasonal patterns of rupestrian fields and cerrado
Grantee:Daniel Wisbech Carstensen
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/05920-0 - Spatial and temporal variation in plant-pollinator interaction networks
Grantee:Daniel Wisbech Carstensen
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 10/51307-0 - Floristic diversity and seasonal patterns of rupestrian fields and cerrado
Grantee:Leonor Patricia Cerdeira Morellato
Support type: Research Grants - Research Partnership for Technological Innovation - PITE