Prediction of species interactions

Can we predict inter-specific interactions? We are interested in developing predictive models that would use different sources of information (functional traits, local abundances, previous knowledge, …) to predict the probability that two species will interact.

These models are required to forecast the structure of novel communities that will emerge through global changes. They also require to develop new tools to merge data, and improved statistical models to fill in the gaps between the different datasets.

Selected articles

The Marine Fish Food Web Is Globally Connected
Albouy, C. Archambault, P. Appeltans, W. Araújo, M. B. Beauchesne, D. Cazelles, K. Cirtwill, A. R. Fortin, M.J. Galiana, N. Leroux, S. J. Pellissier, L. Poisot, T. Stouffer, D. B. Wood, S. A. Gravel, D.
Inferring Food Web Structure From Predator-Prey Body Size Relationships
Gravel, D. Poisot, T. Albouy, C. Velez, L. Mouillot, D.
Revisiting the Links-Species Scaling Relationship in Food Webs
MacDonald, A. Banville, F. Poisot, T.
Inferring Predator-Prey Interactions in Food Webs
Pomeranz, J. P. Thompson, R. M. Poisot, T. Harding, J. S.
Linear Filtering Reveals False Negatives in Species Interaction Data
Stock, M. Poisot, T. Waegeman, W. Baets, B. D.