K-core is a predictor of structural collapse in mutualistic ecosystems

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181025135908.htm

A network metric called the K-core could predict structural collapse in mutualistic ecosystems, according to new research. The K-core appears able to forecast which species is likely to face extinction first, by global shocks such as climate change, and when an ecosystem could collapse due to external forces.


Original Title: K-core is a predictor of structural collapse in mutualistic ecosystems
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