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Research Article

Spatial Guilds in the Serengeti Food Web Revealed by a Bayesian Group Model

  • Edward B. Baskerville mail,

    ebaskerv@umich.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Andy P. Dobson,

    Affiliations: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Trevor Bedford,

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

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  • Stefano Allesina,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolution, Computation Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • T. Michael Anderson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 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, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: December 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002321

About the Authors

Edward B. Baskerville, Trevor Bedford, Mercedes Pascual
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Andy P. Dobson
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Andy P. Dobson
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America
Trevor Bedford, Mercedes Pascual
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Stefano Allesina
Department of Ecology and Evolution, Computation Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
T. Michael Anderson
Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ebaskerv@umich.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EBB APD TB SA MP. Performed the experiments: EBB. Analyzed the data: EBB APD TMA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EBB APD TB SA. Wrote the paper: EBB APD TB SA MP. Developed the software used in analysis: EBB. Compiled food-web data from published literature: APD. Contributed plant distribution data: TMA. Developed an interactive network visualization tool: TB.