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1. Sep 2021
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1. A module is a group of species that preferentially interacts with each other instead of species outside the module. In Figure 1B, each module is represented by a distinct color.Connectance measures the proportion of interactions taking place in a network out of the total amount of possible interactions meaning members of a module interact more amongst themselves than with other species outside their module. The authors calculated a high connectance within each module, meaning the bird and plants species utilizing the majority of available interactions.

Here there is a mix of two distinct concepts: modularity and connectance. I'd suggest saying: "A module is a group of species that preferentially interact with each other instead of species outside the module. In Figure 1B, each module is represented by a distinct color.

Connectance measures the proportion of interactions taking place in a network out of the total amount of possible interactions. The low connectance observed means that not all possible interactions actually occur in the ecosystem."

2. nested topology—specialist species tend to interact with subsets of partners of the most generalist species

Metaphorically, nestedness can be compared to a Russian doll, where the diet of specialist species (smaller dolls) fits within the diet of the more generalist species (larger dolls).

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3. Aug 2021
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1. multiple spatial scales

Local scales (specific sites) and regional scales (entire regions, like an island or an archipelago)

2. The graph depicts the species turnover or rewiring as a black bar, representing the portion of the interaction dissimilarity which was due to different interactions between the two sites despite both areas having the same species of plants and animals.

Correct to "The graph depicts the rewiring as a black bar, representing the portion of the interaction dissimilarity which was due to different interactions between the two sites despite both areas having the same species of plants and animals.

3. When a specialist interacts with one of the same species that a generalists interacts with, it is called a nested network. In Figure 1A, the specialists species are depicted as very thin rectangles to represent the few interactions they have with other species, whereas the generalist species are bigger rectangles to encompass the many interactions they have with other species. One example of a nested network is shown between the specialist animal at the bottom of the animal column interacting with the same plant that a generalist animal species, like the top rectangle of the animal column, also interacts with.

Replace by "When specialist species interact with one (or a few) of the same species that the generalists interact with, it generates a nested organization of the interactions. Metaphorically, nestedness can be compared to a Russian Doll, where the diet of specialist species (smaller dolls) fit within the diet of the more generalists species (larger dolls). In Figure 1A, the specialists species are depicted as very thin rectangles to represent the few interactions they have with other species, whereas the generalist species are bigger rectangles to encompass the many interactions they have with other species."

4. dispersion

In ecology, dispersal has another meaning. Please replace by "dispersal"

5. introduced plants accounted for 93.3% of dispersal events

Of all seeds found on bird poops, 93% are of introduced plant species

6. restoration of native ecosystems

process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed

7. well integrated into novel networks

ability to establish new interactions with partner species present in the ecosystem