New publication on the assembly of plant-pollinator networks!
The paper titled "The role of intra-guild indirect interactions in assembling plant-pollinator networks" authored by Sabine Dritz, Rebecca Nelson, and Fernanda Valdovinos was recently published in the journal Nature Communications! This is also Sabine's first first-author paper! You can access the article with the link below:
The paper explores through simulated assembly how the process of colonizer establishment produces patterns of interactions, called motifs, that cumulatively shape network-level structure over time. Interestingly, the authors found that when colonizers leverage competition to establish they introduce destabilizing network structures that persist over time due to the adaptive foraging behavior of pollinators. See Figure 1 below describing how the process of colonizer establishment produces network motifs.