Generalist plants are more competitive and more functionally similar to each other than specialist plants: insights from network analyses

Pierre Denelle, Cyrille Violle & François Munoz
Aim: Ecological specialization is a property of species associated with the variety of contexts they occupy. Identifying the mechanisms influencing specialization is critical to understand species coexistence and biodiversity patterns. However, the functional attributes leading to specialization are still unknown. Similarly, there is contrasting evidence between the level of specialization and local abundance of species. We ask whether plant specialist and generalist species (i) are associated with distinct functional profiles, using core plant functional traits...
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