%0 Journal Article
%A Poisot, T.
%A Gravel, D.
%T When is an ecological network complex? Connectance drives degree distribution and emerging network properties
%B PeerJ
%D 2014
%V 2013
%N 1
%Z cited By 3; doi=(10.7717/peerj.251)
%X Connectance and degree distributions are important components of the
structure of ecological networks. In this contribution, we use a
statistical argument and simple network generating models to show
that properties of the degree distribution are driven by network
connectance.We discuss the consequences of this finding for (1) the
generation of random networks in null-model analyses, and (2) the
interpretation of network structure and ecosystem properties in relationship
with degree distribution. ©2014 Poisot et al.
Scopus
%K article; ecological procedures; ecosystem monitoring; food web; null
hypothesis; statistical distribution; statistical model; wide area
network
%U http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84895737111&partnerID=40&md5=a777a424c0832a49282b11846dac9b53
%F PoisotGravel2014
%3 BibTeX type = ARTICLE