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Research Article

Googling Food Webs: Can an Eigenvector Measure Species' Importance for Coextinctions?

  • Stefano Allesina mail,

    allesina@nceas.ucsb.edu

    Affiliation: National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Mercedes Pascual

    Affiliations: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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  • Published: September 04, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000494

About the Authors

Stefano Allesina
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Mercedes Pascual
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Mercedes Pascual
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America
Mercedes Pascual
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Corresponding Author

Email: allesina@nceas.ucsb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SA MP. Performed the experiments: SA. Analyzed the data: SA. Wrote the paper: SA MP.