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.
Ecological Interactions and the Netflix Problem
Desjardins-Proulx, P. Laigle, I. Poisot, T. Gravel, D.
Beyond Species: Why Ecological Interaction Networks Vary Through Space and Time
Poisot, T. Stouffer, D. B. Gravel, D.
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.