Functional consequences of network structure

We are interested in turning the structure of networks into a predictive variable for community ecology; we are particularly interested in the role of trophic interactions in ecosystem functioning.

We are particularly interested in the relationship between network structure and ecosystem functioning, but also work on landscape connectivity, and the transmission of both ideas and diseases. Our flagship project on this theme is to develop networks of habitats patches, to help populations move across highly fragmented areas.

Selected articles

Food Web Structure Alters Ecological Communities Top-Heaviness With Little Effect on the Biodiversity-Functioning Relationship.
Delmas, E. Stouffer, D. B. Poisot, T.
Using Neutral Theory to Reveal the Contribution of Meta-Community Processes to Assembly in Complex Landscapes
Gravel, D. Poisot, T. Desjardins-Proulx, P.
Temperature and Trophic Structure Are Driving Microbial Productivity Along a Biogeographical Gradient
Gray, S. M. Poisot, T. Harvey, E. Mouquet, N. Miller, T. E. Gravel, D.
Social Network Analysis Shows Direct Evidence for Social Transmission of Tool Use in Wild Chimpanzees
Hobaiter, C. Poisot, T. Zuberbühler, K. Hoppitt, W. Gruber, T.
Omnidirectional and Omnifunctional Connectivity Analyses With a Diverse Species Pool
Lecours-Tessier, D. Maranger, R. Poisot, T.
Trophic Complementarity Drives the Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning Relationship in Food Webs
Poisot, T. Mouquet, N. Gravel, D.