Networks of mutualistic interactions between plants and pollinating animals are one of the most important forces for generating and maintaining terrestrial biodiversity. These networks, however, are threatened by global pollinator declines and local extinctions of plant species and biotic invasions, making it critically important to understand the mechanisms that drive network stability. We aim to understand and predict the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms behind the structure and dynamics of plant-pollinator networks
Population Dynamics Model
Our model described in Valdovinos et al. (2013) includes the trophic dimension of mutualistic interactions by explicitly modeling the dynamics of floral reward resources and adaptive foraging.